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Microsoft Word Tips: Using Track Changes

One trick of the modern proofreader’s trade is the “Track Changes” function in Microsoft Word. This makes it easier to edit a document, as you can record the changes you make as you go. Using Tr...

Word Choice: Historical vs. Historic

Even native English speakers get “historical” and “historic” mixed up, as many assume they mean the same thing. There is, however, a difference. And when it comes to academic writing, accuracy...

Punctuation Tips: How to Use Commas

For such a common punctuation mark, commas cause a lot of confusion. But there are some rules for how commas should be used. These rules aren’t rigid: It’s a matter of style to some degree, and th...