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Why almost everyone needs an editor

Here are a few valid reasons to use an editor (even when you think you don’t need one.) You are too close to the material. You have gone over it many times and don’t catch what could be improved. Also, it may make perfect sense to you in your mind, but not to others. Poorly

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Do Plants Improve Your Health?

Plants in the Home Indoor plants have always been a staple for homes; their natural greenery and bright colors bring a taste of nature inside. This article details how indoor plants can be even more beneficial by improving your health. https://www.healthline.com/health/importance-plants-home

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Watching TV in the ocean?

“Churning in the Atlantic Ocean, we anxiously watched the weather report for information about the hurricane.” Does the quote above sound a little odd? Do you picture a family afloat in a wild Atlantic Ocean with a television? Misplaced modifiers create the funniest phrases, but they sound correct to us when we are reading them,

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Are we being too descriptive?

“The best descriptions are the ones that are completely original, easily understood and often reminisced.”   Descriptions play a huge part in any piece of writing. You’re always telling a story, and your audience should be able to visualize what is happening. However, overdoing descriptions with too many saturated words can take away from what

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Why you need a copy editor

In almost any industry —marketing, legal, real estate, home improvement, corporate, fashion, blogging — someone is writing for print or online. If someone is writing, it’s a good idea to have a copyeditor review your work. The reasons are many, but here are two: (1) Use a trained eye to catch spelling, grammar, punctuation, spacing,

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Dealing with Clients and Payments

Each month the wonderful women of NAWBO Cleveland gather to discuss a different topic. This week was about clients, money, getting paid, and methods for billing. I took notes and would like to pass this along to other small business owners. We covered more, but these were the main topics of discussion:  Through all the

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Properly Written Titles, AP Style

How to Capitalize Composition Titles. An excerpt from AP Style, (writing explained.org) Capitalize the principal words, including prepositions and conjunctions of four or more letters. Capitalize an article (a, an, the) or words of fewer than four letters if it is the first or last word in the title. Put quotation marks around the names

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Perfect “English”

Matching Tenses Making sure verb tenses match up in a sentence (subject/verb agreement) is a difficult thing to spot when looking over your work—everything seems great when you look at it for hours. Subject/Verb agreement (match) make or break a sentence, as mismatching tenses cause confusion or change the meaning of a sentence completely. This

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