The days when a businessperson was not required to have writing skills because he or she was a businessman (and not a writer!) are gone for good. Word processors with inbuilt spelling and grammar checks, online dictionaries, thesauri and other writing tools are not enough. These days, flawlessly conceived written and crafted business documents are considered to be a great advantage to the successful businessperson. (more…)
Have you ever wondered how some very busy people can churn out great essays? Here’s a secret – they hire a seasoned essay editor to polish their writing. To produce a good essay, it’s not enough to have an idea and the ability to put that idea into writing; you need to have flawless spelling, perfect grammar and the knack for using the right words and phrases in the right places. In other words, you need to be a wordsmith. And then you have to be a critic of yourself so that you know where you are going wrong. As any budding writer knows, that’s a tough call indeed.
Essay editors themselves are typically great writers, but they are also extremely good at polishing other people’s writing. They can take an essay written by a student or an aspiring writer and help turn it into a highly readable piece of work. With a touch here and a touch there, they can make your words come alive and spring out of the screen (or paper) to connect with the reader. That is the essence of good essay writing. (more…)
If you are a business that hopes to make a splash in the Canadian market, you are leaving money on the table if you don’t have French-language copy on your site. Canada has two official languages, and while many feel that French-speakers only make up a tiny fraction of the population that isn’t worth addressing, that’s untrue. Some of the stats about French speakers in Canada will surprise most Canadians, not to mention companies from other countries. (more…)
If you have ever had a piece of writing proofread and then handed back to you, you may have seen a variety of different proofreading symbols throughout the text. If you didn’t see anything, then congratulations!
Proofreading symbols were designed to help keep your pages neat and readable, while still marking the errors that require changes. Of course, if you aren’t up on all the different symbols, you might end up more confused in the end than if the page had been messed up with notes.
Today, most proofreading is done using software. It’s easier and faster and usually more efficient than doing it the old-fashioned way. Still, there are some instances when proofreading symbols are needed, and with that in mind here are some examples. (more…)
One of the areas of business that many people don’t give a lot of thought to is how a company communicates with its own people and the outside world. Corporate communications are an important element of every business, whether it is an actual corporation or not. A few slip-ups in this area and virtually every aspect of the business could be negatively affected. (more…)
To say that grammar and spelling isn’t everyone’s thing is definitely one of those understatements of the century we keep hearing about. You can have a wonderful idea, concept, point of view or story and still be way behind on the grammar and spelling part. Whether you are writing a blog post, a newspaper article or a Master’s thesis, you don’t want it littered with mistakes. Here are some benefits to using professional proofreading services for your writing. (more…)
If you own or run a business, charity, club or other type of organization that needs to ‘get the word out’ about anything, you may end up writing a press release at some point to accomplish your goal. Press releases are effective vehicles for attracting attention, making announcements and engaging your target audience. The format is pretty basic, but that doesn’t mean writing a press release is easy. Here are 5 tips to help make yours a success: (more…)
Just because you grew up speaking the English language and communicating in English all through school doesn’t mean you have great English writing skills. For some people, it just isn’t their thing. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your English writing skills. You can even improve them fast if you follow some proven tips. Check these out: (more…)
Almost everybody knows someone directly or indirectly who has a blog. Maybe you even have one yourself. Once upon a time (which isn’t very ‘long ago’ in Internet time!) blogging was kind of a cool thing to do and a nice addition to have for your website. Today, after some strategic updates and efforts to weed out irrelevant content on the web, blogs are more of a necessity than anything else. (more…)
According to Harvard University, a good thesis is made up of two main parts. It should let the reader know what point you plan to argue, and it should “telegraph” how you plan to argue. Anyone who has written a thesis knows it must also be free of spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and similar issues that will threaten its authenticity in the eyes of those you want to take it seriously. (more…)