Tag: editing

12
Aug

Cut, cut and cut again

As services such as twitter prove, we can communicate effectively by using words sparingly. Re-read your text and cut what’s not essential.

04
Jul

Their, there, they’re!

Their or there or they’re?

They sound and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?

27
Jun

Managing long documents effectively

When commissioned to proofread magazines, newsletters, reports, manuals and web sites before they are sent to print or published on the internet, often we find major inconsistencies throughout the document, which require considerable rewriting or editing. Sometimes there isn’t enough time to do this and the document is produced with only the worst errors and typos corrected. Anyone producing a long document can avoid this by assuming the role of editor and managing production from start to finish.

02
Jun

Comprise or comprise of?

When do you append ‘of’ to the verb ‘comprise’?

13
Mar

Just in case you’re wondering . . .

We’ve been editing a 16-page magazine for an organisation.

07
Mar

Editing a newsletter or magazine

Many businesses or organisations decided to publish a newsletter and launch enthusiastically into issue 1 as their first and last effort.

26
Feb

The dependent dependant

Dependent or dependant?

They sound and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?

09
Feb

Practise or practice?

Practise or practice?

They sound the same and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?

07
Feb

It’s the principal principle

Principle or principal?

They sound the same and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?

31
Jan

What’s in a compliment?

Compliment or complement?

They sound the same and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?