The 6th edition of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations may seem outdated. It’s last known copyright year as of 1998. But, as Facebook puts out a print magazine, Amazon offers brick-and-mortar stores, vinyl is back, and Sears, the company who started the whole idea of mail order files for bankruptcy,…… Continue reading Plug into A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian (Book Review)
“I just want to write, Editors will take care of the rest,” said no writer, ever. But, for those of you who have vivid, unhappy flashbacks to sentence structures drawn on the chalkboard…Enter Grammarly. Grammarly is like having your English teacher or your word nerd best friend who has a meticulous eye for detail looking…… Continue reading #WritingtipTuesday – How Can Grammarly Help Your Writing?
I don’t know about you guys, but I get inundated with blog posts, newsfeeds, emails, and such. It can be quite overwhelming, even armed with several cups of strong dark coffee. So, if you’re in the same boat as me and just don’t have the bandwidth to read everything you want to read that comes…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – August 2018
In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at two go-to books which should grace every reference shelf. While dictionaries are mandatory, we should also write with an eye toward style and of course, grammar. When I began writing as a hobby, then later for school, I had a brown leather and gold reference…… Continue reading What’s on your Reference Bookshelf?
I love playing with words. While everyone else was building erector sets, constructing Lincoln Log cabins, or simply playing with dolls, I played with words. Right about now, you’re thinking, how do you play with words? So, I’ll tell you. When it’s just me alone with myself and I in the room, things can get…… Continue reading When and How to Use Me, Myself, and I in Your Business Writing
In my first job out of university, I proofread executive correspondence, newsletters, and other marketing materials. I was often the third or fourth person to review and proofread our materials. One day we received a brochure from another organization. It was beautiful. The graphics were bright and simple as was the wording. This organization only…… Continue reading Signs to Watch for How Error-Free Writing Can Improve Your Bottom Line