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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

by • December 12, 2014
under the weather, idioms, sick, writing, Grammarly, winter

“Baby, it’s cold outside.” In addition to being a well-known lyric from a popular Christmas duet, this sentiment is truer than ever these days. It is cold outside. Have you ever noticed that the weather is a popular topic of conversation among acquaintances? Maybe that’s why the… MORE →

The Editing Process: How to Get Started

by • December 10, 2014

by Georganna Hancock, M.S. editor at A Writer’s Edge, and special guest in this week’s #GrammarlyChat When we speak of “editing” a manuscript, people generally have in mind copy or line editing. That concerns a variety of elements frequently labeled “grammar,” but in fact includes punctuation, capitalization, syntax and style matters. Large publishers offer several other types of editing but independent editors also provide them on a freelance basis. At The Bay Area Editors’ Forum, you can learn about the different types of editing and what each entails with definitions of… MORE →

Avoidance Tactics: Common English Mistakes

by • November 30, 2014

by Laura K. Lawless, writer at eLearnEnglishLanguage.com Everyone makes mistakes when writing, sometimes due to simple typos, and other times because they just don’t know any better. Most people can spot their own typos when proofreading, but that only works when you know that it’s a mistake—what about when you don’t? Even native speakers mix up words that either look similar or have similar meanings, but there are simple techniques that can help you avoid some of these common mistakes. It’s vs Its For some reason, it’s seems to have become… MORE →