Self-Editing

  • 5 Grammar Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now

    1. You can’t end sentences with a preposition. You’ve probably been told by a teacher or professor to never end a sentence with a preposition. Wrong! You can totally end a sentence with a preposition. This rule was devised as part of a misguided attempt to align English grammar with Latin grammar back in the day.…

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  • The Complete Guide to Eliminating Passive Voice in Your Writing

    The Complete Guide to Eliminating Passive Voice

    As an editor, I see nearly everyone using passive voice in their writing. While passive voice isn’t always wrong, it’s wordy and ineffective. It’s weak and doesn’t show any conviction or strength in your language. Quite frankly, it’s annoying – I don’t like trying to figure out the actor in a sentence and as an editor,…

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