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Spelling Tips: Weird or Wierd?

If something is odd, is it “weird” or “wierd”? This word is easy to get...

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How to Cite a Standard in Chicago Footnote Referencing

Technical standards are vital in many industries, setting norms or agreed methods for common tasks....

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How to Pitch a Non-Fiction Book to Agents and Publishers

If you want to pitch an idea for non-fiction book to a literary agent or...

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Word Choice: Earn vs. Urn

“Earn” and “urn” sound the same, making it easy to get them confused. But these...

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5 Tips for Writing a Brilliant Business Report

Companies use business reports to analyze information and inform decisions. But how do you write...

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Grammar Tips: Subject and Object Complements

In grammar, a complement is a word or group of words that completes something. Many...

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Children’s Book Week: 6 Types of Books for Children

Early May each year, publishers, parents, educators, and writers combine their powers for Children’s Book...

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5 Short Story Collections You Should Read

May is Short Story Month, a time when we celebrate reading and writing short stories....

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5 Words from the World of Jazz for International Jazz Day

Today (April 30) is International Jazz Day, a day for celebrating the impact of jazz...

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5 Top Tips to Help You Write an Attention-Grabbing Headline

Your headline is the first thing a potential reader sees. You therefore need it to...

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Word Choice: Fate vs. Fete

Although “fate” and “fete” sound alike, they have very different meanings. Check out our advice...

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How to Change Units of Measurement in Microsoft Word

Do you prefer to work in centimeters rather than inches? Or vice versa? Or maybe...

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