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An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

Sentence Structure: Why Your Writing Sounds Weird

Sentence structure matters, no matter who you are.<p>You might be a student trying to get a passing grade on an essay, a guy trying to text to a smart …

20 Words You've Been Butchering for Years

A Harvard linguist offers a monster list of commonly misused words.<p>Some languages, like French, have an official body that decides how words can and cannot be used. English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee. Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're …

Linguistics

The Strength Moves Every Runner Should Be Doing

Runners love to run. A crazy concept, right? And runners almost always <i>only</i> want to run. It’s hard enough to fit the daily miles into our schedule, so …

4 Krav Maga Self-Defense Moves Anyone Can Master

You're walking home late at night and notice a guy about 10 paces behind you. You keep walking, quickening your pace. The last thing you want is a …

Beginner's Guide to Running a 5K

If running even one mile sounds intimidating, follow this simple plan to rock your first 5K!<p>Lace up your shoes: A record 42 million people lace up …

43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately

When you’re revising any piece of writing — a novel, a news article, a blog post, marketing copy, etc. — there are certain words you should delete to …

Writers Choose Their Favorite Words

Last week, in a choice instance of logophile clickbait, the <i>Guardian</i> asked a handful of well-known writers to give a few words on their favorite words. The result was a little like asking a bunch of chefs to describe their preferred knives, or inviting a group of carpenters to talk about the merits …

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16 Punctuation Mistakes That Can Make You Look Really Bad

Words and grammar are important. But punctuation--that's where the nitpickers are gathered and ready to ambush you.<p>Your words are your most powerful weapons, and yet it's easy to undermine yourself in written communication by violating some very simple rules of punctuation.<p>Before I dive deeper into …

Grammar Handbook « Writers Workshop: Writer Resources

Writers Workshop: Writer Resources<p>Grammar Handbook<p>Thank you for using the Grammar Handbook at the Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at …

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Learn English online at Englishtown

Learn English online with live teachers 24 hours a day. Englishtown offers online English courses and free learning resources including daily English …

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Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style

Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. …

Daily Writing Tips

This post outlines the functions of punctuation marks employed within a sentence: the comma, the semicolon, the colon, and ellipses. Comma A comma …

Word Frequency Counter

Our word frequency counter allows you to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. Paste or type in your text below, and click submit. …

Catch More Writing Mistakes with This Underutilized Proofreading Trick - Copyblogger

Proofreading is simple.<p>That may seem like a sacrilegious statement coming from someone who spent years justifying that proofreading is a specialized …

How to Proofread

Proofreading<p>Proofreading means examining your text carefully to find and correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling. …