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Get Help for Your Writing

Posted by Kimberly Largent   Nov 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM


Ditch These 2 Words from Your Copy

We have the opportunity to edit a variety of documents at, from technical to medical to legal to financial to marketing and then some.

Two words that consistently show up in the documents we edit are forms of the words “get” and “help.” So, let me get you some help for writing your material!

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Topics: writing tips, words to avoid

Mother, May I?

Posted by Kimberly Largent   Nov 16, 2010 4:30:00 AM

Everyone remembers that childhood game, right? The one where you couldn’t take a step forward unless you asked the game leader, “Mother, May I?” Funny how we were grammatical as children, but we lost that ability as we aged.

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Topics: misused words, word usage, grammar

Why You Should Never Proofread Your Own Work!

Posted by Kimberly Largent   Sep 29, 2009 5:00:00 AM

As a former journalist/production editor for a small company on a limited budget (thus the dual role), I can't emphasize enough the importance of not proofing your own material; trust me on this. Ask a colleague to review your material. If you don't have a colleague, ask a friend. If you don't have any friends, ask your six-year-old who just learned how to read "Dick and Jane." Anyone but you will do!

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