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Working With Numbers

Writing numbers can be an essential component of daily paperwork and reports. Whether it’s quantifying accomplishments or enumerating specific dates, statistics and monetary figures, the task of writing numbers in formal documents can get pretty confusing. Consider the following guidelines … Continue reading

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The Art of Proofreading

In this information age, the art of proofreading can become a lost one. With the pressure many organizations face to compete with others to publish content quicker, some are forfeiting quality in favor of speed. Instead of including time for … Continue reading

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Using “A” and “An”

The grammar rule most of us learned in grade school was to use a in front of words starting with a consonant, and use an when the word starts with a vowel (i.e., a, e, i, o, and u). Instead, … Continue reading

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The Difference Between I.e. and E.g.

Abbreviations i.e. and e.g. get a lot of use in all different types of writing and are commonly misused. I.e. stands for the Latin term, id est, while e.g. stands for exempli gratia, also Latin. Id est roughly translates to … Continue reading

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Parentheses, Commas and Dashes, Oh My!

When things have similar functions it can be hard to distinguish which is most appropriate to use. This is true for many writers when it comes to parentheses, commas and dashes. Hopefully this post will help to shed a little … Continue reading

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