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Editing Tip #51

Tightening the Belt on Your Prose, Pt.2 ~

There are times when you can vividly imagine something happening or you’ve decided to use a more literary technique and venture into metaphor to better describe how something feels or smells… editors look for clarity in these images – here’s how. 629 more words

Editing

And I certainly don't want to look silly

Is it “your” or “you’re”? “It’s” or “its”? Read this post from copyblogger.com to find out:

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly

We’re big advocates of conversational writing that’s engaging, persuasive, and fun.

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Language

Non-Restrictive and Restrictive Sentences

Of all punctuation marks in the English language (and all languages, for that matter), the comma is by far the most difficult to master—it’s also at the core of much debate. 547 more words

English

Jack of All Trades

“Jack of all trades, master of none” is a phrase that haunts me. I have dabbled in many activities: making pottery, sewing, candle- and paper-making, and – most recently – ukulele-playing. 420 more words

Editing

GO OUT AND COME BACK IN AGAIN

By MICHAEL PERKINS

SEPARATING ONE’S IMAGES INTO “HIT” AND “MISS” PILES is always painful, since it’s kind of like telling some of your kids that they will be power hitters in Little League while their siblings should take up…well, macrame. 509 more words

Composition

My Premiere Pro Love Letter

When I edited my first “real” piece for my high school video production class (not just me tinkering around with Window Movie Maker), I was introduced to Final Cut for the first time. 450 more words

Editing

RoW80 Sunday Check In: A Mediocre Week

This week… well where do I start? While some things have been going very well most of it has fallen by the wayside. For reasons only known to my sub-conscious I have done pretty much nothing really. 1,044 more words

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