Common Punctuation Errors that are Denting Your Writer’s-Pride

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“My blog is better than your’s”- wrote no self righteous grammar Nazi ever. For the uninitiated, bad punctuation (your’s) is akin to wearing a bright floral dress for a funeral- it’s misplaced and sticks out like a sore thumb. Besides, you’ll look less trusty (as a err..wordsmith nothing scarier than that, right?).

5 Ways to Kill Your Freelancing Career

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Building a successful freelancing career takes time, hard work and perseverance, and it’s not something you can achieve overnight. You need to build up a reputation and earn credibility with your clients before your business can take off the way you want it to. No matter how much passion you have for what you do,… Read more »

Possess vs. possesses and other tricky verbs

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As a copy editor, I’ve corrected some truly bizarre typos, misspellings and poorly conjugated verbs. I’ve seen “eked” spelled as “eeked,” I’ve seen havoc “reeked” instead of “wreaked,” I’ve come across “uninhibited” islands, and I once encountered a “steak of bad luck.” These amusing slip-ups were usually one-time occurrences. But I’ve seen the verb “to… Read more »

Starting Sentences with Conjunctions…and That Pesky Comma Issue

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Never start a sentence with a conjunction… …is something your English teacher probably told you once or twice or 1,000 times. And for formal writing, it’s good advice. That’s not the case at eZdia. For our purposes, starting a sentence with a conjunction is—for the most part—perfectly fine. I’ll come back to that in a moment,… Read more »

Priority No. 1: Get the Facts Right

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Oops! We linked to the wrong article in our recent email! If you are here to read “Balancing Creativity and Clarity” you can reach it here, instead! Shortly before I wrote this post, I reviewed a well-written description from a writer who has shown some solid potential. It was the best thing I’d seen to… Read more »