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Using commas in sentences

The following writing tip will help students, writers and all content creators establish good writing skills. Using punctuation consistently across all your writing will improve the editorial quality of your work. Examples of using commas in sentences 1. Add commas for clarity and to distinguish elements of the sentence Determine, on the basis of the

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Publishing Tip: using dashes and hyphens

When to use a dash or a hyphen seems to be the best kept publishing secret if most of the manuscripts and documents I receive across my desk for editing or proofreading are anything to go by. When to use a dash or a hyphen The following information is an extract from the Bold Type

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How to add images to your WordPress post or webpage

Step one – Select your images and crop size Select the images that you want to use in your blog or on your pages in your WordPress website. If they are large images, I tend to crop them first using the program, Preview, which comes with every Macintosh computer. Other photocropping programs are available online

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Self publishing your book in the Internet age

With the rise and rise of the Internet as a medium for writers and authors to publish their works and to manage the entire process from writing, production, printing (if this is an option), distribution to the all-important, actual sales. In particular, writers of self-help books and non-fiction works are finding profitable marketing solutions with

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Proofreading

Proofreading is the final stage of the publishing process and takes place after the manuscript has been typeset as the final check for typographical errors before printing. In the case of online publication, it is done prior to posting the content on an Intranet or the Internet. It is the proofreader’s job to check the

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Editorial question: should Internet be spelt with a cap ‘I’ or a lower case ‘i’?

As an editor writing for print and the web, I have been asked many times about how to write Internet – with a cap ‘I’ or a lower case ‘i’. In Australia, the source of all wisdom on such matters is the Macquarie Dictionary which advocates Internet with a cap ‘I’. They don’t give a

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Establishing design guidelines

Getting design specifications right for a publishing project, whether print on web-based, is vital for improving the document’s readability even if (perhaps especially) the publication consists entirely of text. The page layout, paragraph spacing, line spacing, typeface, and treatment of headers and footers can greatly improve readability and therefore the comprehension of the information by

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Using connective words when writing

Sentences and paragraphs that open in different ways and include connective words within will hold a reader’s attention because they help to lead the reader easily from one point to the next. Conversely, if sentences and paragraphs are written in short, staccato-like sentences with no words that connect the sentences, reading is very difficult. Likewise,

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Substantive editing

Sometimes called developmental editing or structural editing, substantive editing looks at both the content and structure of a manuscript as a cohesive whole. The structure of any writing is essential for cohesiveness and for maintaining the reader’s interest. If a document is not well structured in the first place, it doesn’t matter how well it

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