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10 Common Writing Errors

We know that English writing rules aren’t easy to remember, especially when you take into account different style preferences, the fluidity of language and the practically thousands of exceptions ...

The Principles of Copyediting

Have you ever seen the Walgreen's Town of Perfect commercials? Sometimes we see authors who actually thin ...

English Grammar 101: Lose vs. Loose

Short Answer Loose: able to be removed, not tight Lose: to misplace something, to be deprived of something Long Answer Many people, while peru ...

English Grammar 101: Do I Put the Period Inside or Outside the Quotation Marks?

Do I put the period inside or outside the quotation marks? Short Answer The period always goes inside the quotation marks. (This, howev ...

The Power of Proofreading

Because they both have to do with identifying and fixing mistakes in writing, it can be easy to think of editing and proofreading as one and the same (or at least, interchangeable). But they a ...

The Power of Proofreading

"Ok, I'll bite," you decide, joining us in this second part of our series, The Power of Proofr ...


The Lesser-Known Editing Symbols

Proofreaders and editors have a secret language. This language is composed of numbers, letters and squiggly lines that let us communicate with each other quickly about the changes that need to be made ...

The Power of Proofreading

As a company dedicated to proofreading and editing, we at Elite Editing of course already know and passionately believe in the power of proofreading. So we figured, who better to ...


English Grammar 101: When to Hyphenate Adjectives

Hyphens are used to connect two words – or compounds – that modify a noun (ex: award-winning actor, brown-eyed girl). While different style guides offer up different recommendations on how and when t ...

What Are Proofreaders’ Marks?

Having an understanding of the following proofreaders marks is imperative in desktop publishing. The standard proofreaders marks were created so that there would be a consistent style – almo ...