START with This: Quick, Cheap, and Dirty Proofreading Tricks

Quick tips proofing that you might want to read again and again.

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Not Sure If It’s One Word or Two?

by Barbara McNichol Editor of Word Trippers When you are proofreading your writing or a colleague’s work, chances are you question if a phrase should be two words versus one. For example, should you write “backyard” or “back yard”? Because no one rule covers this, it’s essential to look these up: Examples rooflines (not roof lines)…

When “Start” Begins to Creep into Your Writing

  by Barbara McNichol Editor of Word Trippers Do you have a habit of frequently starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”? Recently, in a 5,000-word document I edited, those two words appeared 14 times, while only five were deemed necessary. To be more direct with your writing, skip the “start” part and remember…