Archive | October, 2015

33 Great Online Resources for ESL Speakers

33 Great Online Resources for ESL Speakers

As an English as a second language (ESL) speaker, it can be overwhelming to search for online resources to help you with your grammar and English usage. The Internet is great because it provides a wealth of information, but this information is often hard to navigate. How do you know which online resources for ESL […]

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8 Signs You're an Editor

8 Signs You’re an Editor

It takes a very specific kind of person to be an editor. Many people who you may think would make great editors—like writers, teachers, or other people who work with language a lot—just don’t have the right combination of personality quirks required to succeed in this career. Being an editor is a tricky balance between […]

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Five Struggles Faced by International Students and How to Overcome Them

5 Struggles Faced by International Students

Being an international student is an incredible experience. Many students travel from all over the world to attend universities in the United States and in Canada. While many of these students do very well in their new environments, most still face struggles at some point or another. Moving across the globe all by yourself—usually at […]

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6 Myths about Being an Editor

6 Myths about Being an Editor

Are you considering a glamorous career in editing? If you are thinking about becoming an editor, you’ve probably come across some pretty crazy misconceptions about what exactly editors do and what we’re like. You may have heard that editors are detailed-obsessed individuals who take great pleasure in knowing more than others do about grammar and […]

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How to Learn to Proofread

How to Learn to Proofread

It takes a certain personality and skillset to excel in a proofreading job Proofreading requires steady nerves and a focused mind. Certain people are predisposed to the job because they’re systematic and unhurried. High-energy people who prefer to focus on the big picture are often less successful as proofreaders. Instead, if the words “systematic” and […]

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Should I Use a Proofreading Program

Should I Use a Proofreading Program?

The human proofreader vs. the proofreading program With all the proofreading software available these days, you may wonder why there are still human proofreaders. For a one-time payment, you can get year-round instant proofreading for all your documents by putting them through your proofreading program. You don’t even need to know how to install the […]

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Grammar Errors in Your Favorite

Grammar Errors in Your Favorite Songs

What You Can Learn from These 4 Lyric Mistakes “Music is the universal language of mankind,” according to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. But does the same logic apply to lyrics? What about lyrics riddled with grammatical errors? Some people have a hard time listening to grammar errors in songs. These people believe that rules are rules, […]

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