Consistency Is Key: Using Style Guides Effectively
by Payton Pingree
While you may sometimes find style guides restrictive and tedious to follow, they provide the basic guidelines for creating clean, consistent, comprehensible text. Copy editing...
How Less Clarity Could Improve Active Processing
by Lydia Mercado
Consider your goals as you write—could coherence get in the way of your goal? Using more ambiguity may actually aid students in understanding concepts more...
Get Another Pair of Eyes—Why Self-Editing Doesn’t Always Work
by Abby Haralson
We’re all a little blind when it comes to our own writing. Before you turn in that dissertation or self-publish that novel, make sure you...
Unbalancing Act: When Fiction Normalizes Unhealthy Romance
by Suzanne Uchytil
To help prevent abuse, writers and publishers have a responsibility to stop normalizing stories about unhealthy romance. Well-known books and films often promote and perpetuate...
Working from Home: How to Boost Productivity
by Ashlyn Dyer Pells
With remote work becoming increasingly common for writers and editors, find out how you can tune out distractions and utilize your time effectively. Have you...
How to Write and Recognize Credible Online Reviews
by Heidi Knapp
In today’s age of paid promotions and online shopping, it is important to learn not only to write credible reviews but also to identify them....
Should Teachers Read to Your Middle School Students?
by Kate Davis
Not all teachers read to their middle school students. But reading aloud to kids may be very beneficial, even in classes like math and science....
Identifying Common Grammatical Mistakes Made by Authors
by Megan Hutchings
By identifying some of the most common grammatical mistakes, both editors and authors can be better equipped to produce a clean and professional manuscript. ...
Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Publish with Independent Publishers
by Camila Roldan
You can begin to build your writing career with independent publishers. They see you, hear you, and are willing to work with you. Publishing your...
When to “Tell”: Should Our Fiction Be Concrete?
by Lauren Johnson
Creative writing classes often instruct their fledgling authors to “be concrete.” But fleshing out your narratives could be hurting your stories. “Show, don’t tell” is...