Are you taking an “alternate” route or an “alternative” route? We tackle this common grammar debate with a little help from the dictionaries.
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Freelancer Tax Tip: Organizing Your Business Expenses
The start of a new year means that tax season is around the corner. To help you prepare, here are my best tips for organizing your business expenses.
Grammar Bite: “Action” as a Verb
Working with language can be puzzling, especially when dealing with business jargon. In this grammar bite, let’s explore using “action” as a verb.
Rewriting the Zombies: Using “Likely” for “Probably”
In this series, learn why zombie rules don’t work and what rule you can follow instead. This week, we’ll tackle the “likely” and “probably.”
Hyphenating X-Year-Olds Part 2: What We Actually Do
Would you write 56-years-old, or 56 years old? There’s more than one answer, so let’s investigate why so many writers disagree.
Hyphenating X-Year Olds Part 1: What the Experts Say
Would you write 56-years-old, or 56 years old? Hyphenation can be confusing for editors, especially when certain style guides disagree.
Creatives and Digitals: Clarifying Common Industry Jargon
Some industries use jargon that can confuse wide audiences. For instance, many PR agencies use the words “creative” and “digital” as nouns.
Dating Style: What Kind of Numbers to Use
With many style guides out there, it can be hard for an editor to keep track of the rules on writing out simple items like numbers and dates.
No Egos Here: Working With Another Editor
Having your edits reviewed can be a teeth-grinding process. It’s best to remove your emotions and remain as objective as possible.
Would You Like Proofreading With That?
McDonald’s knows the value of add-on items. Editors can use the same technique to grow their businesses with upselling and cross-selling to current clients.