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Stop the Slaughter of Language: No More Word Crimes!

Who would’ve thought Al would be the one to offer this important (and hilarious) educational message about increased literacy, proper grammar, and the integrity of language? Enjoy! :)
#wordcrimes   #editing   #grammargeek


Separatists separated

Looks like the separatists have been separated from a couple of letters on the Yahoo! front page:


Self Editing: Some Tips

In a recent conversation with a group of writers, I heard someone say that they were nearing the end of their ‘second and final’ edit, spoken in such a way that you would think editing was akin to hauling coal. 1,228 more words


Do you work for the same company?

Something’s amiss with KISS.  And it’s featured on yahoo.com:

Somebody decided to spell KISS with some lowercase letters. So, OK. Sometimes it shows up that way. 47 more words


The Importance of Editing

There is nothing that makes me crazier than reading a really good novel, the author has a great premise and I’m seriously invested in the characters… BUT the author makes some dumb mistake that takes me right out of the story. 721 more words

Book Review

A Book Nearly Done

It is always exciting to receive the page proofs for a book. They are the first chance to see what the actual book will look like, and they also mean that the work is nearly done. 149 more words

Formed From This Soil

3 Easy Writing Tips: How to Start Writing Your Essay

Hi Everyone!

I thought I’d kick off the Modality Editing blog with a post on how to start your writing project. Whether you’re writing a paper for your academic class, creative project, or blog, getting honest about the nature of the writing process is key. 643 more words

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