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A History of Words

I will not attempt to give an entire history of words. But, what I find fascinating is how set people get in things. A very brief and slightly lackadaisical look at the history of words might compel readers to start inventing words of their own. It’s a fact that at one time there were no

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The Super Proofreader’s Rule of Thumb

My first day back from the New Year and I would like to wish everyone a great year! I’m going to start it off right, with a story about freelancing and how to get off to a good start. Proofreaders are here to make you look good and here’s an example. It was the year

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Visualisation: How To Place Yourself in the Right Frame of Mind

I spent New Year’s Day bashing out exam questions for a client and it ranks as one of my more boring projects to date but it is finished and as a reward for myself, I did some research on getting into the mood for generating ideas for an article I’m writing tomorrow. One technique needs

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English Rules!

I had a brilliant Christmas Day with my family! I spent the day at my ex-wife’s with our children and stuffed myself silly with ham and turkey. Yes, I do have a happy divorce from my ex-wife which is why we are like brother and sister today 😉 One of my son’s presents was “i

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Where to Get Your Information

There are people who can find just about anything on the internet just short of hacking into top government websites. Then, there are those people who can’t find anything at all. Google can only get you so far. Then, you have to learn a few tricks to get you the rest of the way. Speaking

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Rewrites: Easy Money or a Waste of Your Time?

I’m frequently offered writing projects that involve “minimal research” or “most of the work has been done” and by the time I’ve waded through the hype, it simply boils down to a buyer looking for a rewrite of existing material. The money tends to be low because you do not need to do so much

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Getting the Ideas to Start Rolling

Plenty of ideas floating around in the air, how in the world are we expected to reach up and grab any? It’s not really that difficult. But, you have to be focused. You have to be in tune. But, be in tune with what? There is a conscience that seems to subtly drift from thought

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The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Great Article Writing

I know I covered the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How the last time. But, haven’t you got it yet? There is always more involved than what I let on in my first post on any topic. In fact, entire books have been written about article writing. Entire college courses teach it. So, one

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What are style guides?

Michael has covered the APA and MLA writing styles in an earlier post that you can find here. There are numerous writing styles and you should always check to ensure which style you will be using for a particular piece of work. Simply putting “Style guide” into Google or other search engine will throw up

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