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MLA Referencing – Citing a Website

Is there anything you can’t find online these days? If there is, we don’t want...

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Losing the Plot? 5 Top Tips on Writing a Good Story

In narrative writing, the term “plot” refers to the events that make up a story....

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How to Procrastinate and Get Nothing Done

Are you getting too much work done? Would you rather spend your time worrying about...

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Word Choice: Nauseous, Nauseated, or Nauseating?

Do grammatical errors make you feel sick? If so, are you feeling “nauseous” or “nauseated”?...

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Ibid. or Op. Cit.? Latin Terms in Academic Referencing

We’ve written about the term “et al.” before. However, there are several other Latin terms...

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Microsoft Word Tips: Adding Chapter Headers

Breaking up a longer document, such as a dissertation or manuscript, into chapters will make...

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5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

Welcome to our blog. Why does a proofreading company have a blog, you ask? The...

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Word Choice: Rational vs. Rationale

The words “rational” and “rationale” are very easy to mix up. After all, they sound...

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Essay Mills and Why to Avoid Them

Struggling with deadlines? College life feeling stressful? You might be tempted to take a shortcut,...

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American English vs. Canadian English (Spelling Differences)

If you refer to a Canadian person as being a mix of American and English,...

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Microsoft Word Tips: Adding and Deleting Comments

The comment function in Microsoft Word is a very useful tool. You can use it...

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Chicago Referencing – Repeat Citations

If you have a useful source text, you may need to cite it more than...

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