How to compare book editors

How to compare book editors

A good book editor is essential to an excellent finished product. Besides, without their assistance your book may never make the shelf. However it can be difficult to find the perfect one that is suited to you from all the choices available today. Many may seem to...
How to Accept or Reject Track Changes

How to Accept or Reject Track Changes

Your editor will have edited your documents using the Microsoft Word Track Changes tool. This retains your original document while enabling you to see the amendments marked in red. The document will automatically open revealing these. Once you have had the chance to...
Ampersand

Ampersand

The ampersand is friend to punctuation lovers, store owners with limited signboard space, and lazy people who can’t take the time to spell out “and” – for “and” is the meaning of this symbol, widely recognized visually but not always identified by name. Interestingly,...
How and When to Use Ampersand

How and When to Use Ampersand

The ampersand (&) is a symbol for “and”. With the growth text messaging it has found new uses in SMS language, but how and when should you use the ampersand. Unlike the percent or degree symbol, the ampersand is generally not used in editing except in very...
Using a thesaurus to improve word choice

Using a thesaurus to improve word choice

A thesaurus—a collection of synonyms and antonyms—can be an excellent way of improving word choice in your document. The thesaurus provides a variety of word choices as suggested replacements that may help you better describe a feeling, a landscape or an event. This...
How to Use Chicago Style in English Writing

How to Use Chicago Style in English Writing

As most non-fiction authors know, there are many citation styles available. Many of them are discipline specific (e.g., Modern Language Association for the humanities, American Psychological Association for the social sciences, etc.), and they vary in many different...