A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THANKSGIVING FROM CATHY. • An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Understanding Jokes…
There was a bit of confusion on my first post. I'd like to say, this series of posts is aimed at writers who wish to be Authors and make an income of some kind or another. As an Author, you run a business. In business, NOTHING is FREE, most certainly not your TIME. You've made … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part Three. Building a Website
YOUR TIME ISN'T FREE - EVERY MINUTE IS WORTH...? There are lots of new writers out there each and every day. There is also a heck of a lot of confusion in writing groups. The same questions get asked constantly, people give inaccurate information to each other, few do their own research to find the … Continue reading Publishing Confusion – Part One
It's WORD WAR time! Today I'm giving you a double dose of fun! ALL READY vs. ALREADY. This is actually very simple. ALL READY means exactly what it says: completely ready, or all prepared, all done. Example: "I am ALL READY to eat dinner." ALREADY means to come before, prior to a … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader – Already or All ready?
Who is your Audience? Do you know? Do you care? Remember choosing your Audience also affects the marketing you will need to do. Editing is not my thing. I do my best work helping with the flow and structure of a manuscript. I'll call it proofreading for now. Some things are easy to see and … Continue reading English Language and your Readers!
"Cac The Proofreader back with another WORD WAR! This is a word that is SO commonly misused/misspelled, and it is something I see pretty much daily: The word "it."ITS versus IT'S. IT'S actually quite simple--pun intended! One shows possession; one is a contraction/combination of two words. If you want to show possession, omit the apostrophe. … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader
I'd like to welcome Cathy Stiner to my blog with her WORD WAR. Cathy is a proofreader and has her own business called Hawk Eyes Proofreading. I will be blogging Cathy's WORD WAR items every week and they will go out on a Monday. What I liked most about Cathy's posts are the simple and … Continue reading Introducing Cac the Proofreader and her WORD WAR
Editing Tips I spend a lot of time editing other people’s writing and self-editing my own work. In fact, I spend more time revising and proofreading than I do writing. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite editing tips: 1. Accept Favor Requests for Editing When a friend, family member, or coworker … Continue reading Ten Editing Tips from Melissa Donovan