How to Write an Author’s Bio

How to Write an Author’s Bio

Although you’re a good writer and generally you know your way around words, it is surprisingly difficult to write a good bio for your work. Of course, there are many ways to go about it and you will find yourself writing the bio over and over again to get the right...
How to Edit Your Student Application

How to Edit Your Student Application

One of the most important phases in your life is the time when you’re applying to go to university or college. There are endless forms to fill in, references to be obtained and then, of course, the dreaded personal essay that you have to write. The personal essay is a...
What is Track Changes? An Editor’s Best Friend

What is Track Changes? An Editor’s Best Friend

Understanding the usefulness of Microsoft Word Track Changes can be helpful wherever you have to share a document with other people and want to be able to see the changes they have made. FirstEditing. com use this tool because it enhances the editing service provided....
When to use Colon

When to use Colon

Although colons are seldom used, they are often used incorrectly. They are also often used interchangeably with the semi-colon. It is therefore important to have some guidelines as to when and how to use a colon. There is often confusion as to when to use a colon....
Using Ellipses

Using Ellipses

People often ask how to use ellipses, those little dot-dot-dots you often see sometimes at the ends of sentences. When is it appropriate to use ‘…’ in writing? Is it something featured only in informal writing or can it be used in academic or...
Using Parentheses

Using Parentheses

Parentheses are among the more easily-recognizable punctuation marks. We see them when we read fiction, when we are going through instruction manuals, and we use them in math from a fairly early age. In writing, the primary purpose of parentheses is to include...