Good Writing is a Product of Revising

You don’t produce terrific writing the first time you sit down to write, but many people try to, and they waste valuable time in the process. People sit for hours sometimes in front of a blank screen, trying to give birth to flawless prose. You cannot write the...

One Space after a Period

You occasionally still see two spaces after a period, because people tend to do what they were taught in school. But it actually has been obsolete for more than 100 years. People began using two spaces in the late 1800s because the printing press (1450) and even the...

Editors Need to Keep in Touch With Writers

Editors often grumble about how much rewriting they need to do on deadline because writers hand them final drafts that are not what they expect. The problem often is a lack of communication Supervisors frequently give assignments to writers and then never discuss the...
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