Writing Tips


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Welcome To The Proofed Writing Tips Blog

Great writing requires a solid understanding of how language works–the more we know, the better we write. Cue our writing tips blog, created to share insights and knowledge from our team of expert writers.

This resource is available to anyone interested in writing, whether you’re an author, student, researcher, or in business. Designed to serve as a guide for those looking to improve their writing, this free resource covers a variety of subject matter, including spelling, grammar, word choice, voice, and much more. If you would like us to cover a specific topic, simply let us know, and we’ll do our best to share helpful information.

Why We’re Here

Thousands of customers use our proofreading and editing services every year, and we consistently offer them intelligent suggestions for ways in which they can strengthen their work. One of the many ways we do this is by providing comments that explain a specific error and how it can be improved.

Our comments often link to useful articles on our blog that thoroughly explain certain grammar rules. This helps users understand why we make the edits we do. So whether you need advice on how to reference correctly or when to use a hyphen, we’ll provide you with the most relevant and comprehensive tips.

Immerse Yourself And Enjoy

We’re passionate about writing and want to be a resource you can rely on for helpful writing advice and tops. If you have any suggestions or comments about our blog, don’t hesitate to let us know!

Prefixes and How to Use Them

Although we’ve got nothing on German, the English language sometimes involves putting different “parts” of words or even whole words together to make a new term. And prefixes are a big part of t...

Formatting Columns in Microsoft Word

Much like ancient Greek architecture, some forms of writing would fall apart without columns. Newspapers, websites, journals, magazines and newsletters, for example, all present text in neat columns t...

Word Choice: Coarse vs. Course

The words “coarse” and “course” sound exactly the same. They’re also similar written down. And as such, we understand why people get these terms confused. But these words also have very diff...

Spelling Tips: -Cede, -Ceed, or -Sede?

When used at the end of a word, “-cede,” “-ceed” and “-sede” sound exactly the same. Unfortunately, this makes it easy to spell words with one of these letter groups incorrectly. To make s...