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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 ...

NaNoWriMo 2013

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program that encourages people everywhere to write a novel in a month. That means 50,000 words in 30 day ...

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 ...

Finding Credible Sources Online

Online scholarly databases are a great place to start. Starting with a simple search of your topic are the best way to dip your toe in the water, get a sense of what’s out there an ...

4 Reasons a Hurricane Will Help You Kick-Start NaNoWriMo

It’s a perfect storm: A hurricane brewing off the Atlantic, a possible tsunami in the Pacific and a blizzard across the Midwest. And all this as

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 ...


The Essentials: Ten Tips for Effective Business Writing

In this world of corporate blogging, instant press releases and brand building in 140 characters or less, being able to communicate quickly and effectively is an increasingly vita ...


The Essentials: Ten Tips for Effective Business Writing

In this world of corporate blogging, instant press releases and brand building in 140 characters or less, being able to communicate quickly and effectively is an increasingly vita ...


Tips for NaNoWriMo Success

If you're participating in National Novel Writing Month this November you know already know that getting to 50,000 words in 30 days takes a tremendous amount of ambition and fortitude. But we're here ...

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 ...

English Grammar 101: Can a Sentence End in a Preposition?

A preposition is a word that creates a relationship between an object and another word within a sentence. Examples of prepositions include: that, which, on, at, around, of, about, between, for, with—w ...

Five Steps to Writing Nonfiction

Basically, nonfiction is writing (or another mode of expression such as photography or film) presented as fact. A work of nonfiction can be a/an:

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Ten Key Elements to Writing an Effective Business Letter

The formalities of the business letter are a topic fraught with contention and could easily fill a whole book. There are many formats available and a lot of “rules” you can follow. But there are some ...

Quick Tip: What Is Syntax?

To begin, take a look at this sentence: It was getting dark out, and the ______ ________ ________ decided she'd better catch a cab back to the hotel. Now, fill in the blanks in the sentence abo ...

Twitter Writing Tips: Five Easy Ways to Get Your Tweets Retweeted

Twitter offers a great platform for small businesses, individuals and even causes to get their messages out to a large audience in 140 characters or less. The key to making a splash on Twitter is gett ...

English Grammar 101: How Using Transitions Can Improve Your Writing

Good writing, whether it’s professional, academic or personal involves clear, concise communication. Transitions aid in that process by connecting the sentences and paragraphs of an essay in a logical ...

Marketing Materials: Writing Tips to Help Grow Your Business

The phrase "marketing materials" covers everything from your logo and business cards to your ads and giveaways (like pens, keychains, etc.) to email campaigns and direct mail. Its a broad to ...

How to Write Copy That Sells

Advertorial is (somewhat obviously) a combination of the words advertisement and editorial, and that is exactly what an advertorial is: a story or article meant to sell a product or service B ...