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...
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...