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Reading and Editing—Paper vs. Screen

I step into the library and find myself transported back in time. I’m five years old again, going to work with my grandmother, the librarian. A moment of perfect bliss—we had the whole library to ourselves, to slip among its … Continue reading

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To They or Not to They

To they, or not to they: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The starts and changes of outrageous grammar, Or to take up arms against a singular they, And by correcting end it? To … Continue reading

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Copyediting Halloween

The nights are getting longer and leaves are abandoning the trees. There’s a chill to the air and a soft scent of decay. October is coming to an end, and Halloween is nearly here. But is it Halloween or Hallowe’en? … Continue reading

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Affect and effect

When to use ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ “Affect” and “effect” sound alike and have somewhat similar meanings, so how do you know which one to use? A is for action. For the most part, “affect” is the verb, the action that … Continue reading

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