Why you need an editor

Have you ever read something and thought to yourself, did the writer even read this before they published it? No matter how great a speller or writer, we all need a fresh set of eyes to look over our documents to find the errors we have missed. A professional editor...

Verbs

Verbs are the most important part of a sentence and are used to express an action or state of being. There are different types of verbs: Action verbs: these power your sentence and are used to express an action, i.e. she threw a plate.  Linking...

Proofreading tips

All documents benefit from a second pair of eyes proofreading and/or copyediting to check for errors. When you have been working on a document for some time your eyes trick you into seeing the word as it is supposed to be—not what is always on the page. However, if...

Common errors in theses

As a thesis editor, I have edited hundreds of theses; below are some of the common errors I find and some tips on making the process easier: Headings – use the headings setting under ‘styles’ in Word. Title, Heading 1, Heading 2, etc., this will make creating...

Basic grammar guide

As a content writer and editor it is important for me to know the best (and worse) usage of grammar. But even people working with words all day need a reminder of grammatical terms and what they mean. Following is a list of terms and their meanings....

Apostrophes

Even content writers and editors sometimes pause to think about apostrophe placement. For such a small mark apostrophes cause the most confusion and are probably the most misused (or unused) grammatical mark. Following are some simple guidelines on apostrophes and...