We've all gotten so accustomed to having the Internet at our fingertips no matter where we are, that it's easy to forget that there are other resources available to us. One of the benefits of going to the library and looking things up in actual books, is that in the process of doing your research, [...]

One of the many responsibilities of an editor is making sure that common sayings are used correctly. This obviously includes checking and correcting the phrasing (it's "running the gauntlet", not "running through the gauntlet"). For historically-based projects, it also means verifying that a figure of speech actually existed at the time that it's being used. [...]

When it comes to grammar, punctuation, and general formatting, there are a lot of gray areas that are often a matter of personal preference and experience. How are you supposed to know what to hyphenate, what to capitalize, where the punctuation belongs in dialog, and whether to use underlines or italics? Should you still use [...]

When it comes to commonly misunderstood rules of spelling or grammar (like whether to use "discreet" or "discrete", "fewer" or "less", or "as if it was" over "as if it were"), I've often found that a writer who is uncertain about the correct usage will alternate back and forth. It may be completely unintentional, but [...]

The Editorial Freelancers Association is (as its website will tell you) "a professional resource for editorial specialists and those who hire them". Its members include editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and more, and some of the benefits of membership include networking opportunities for members, job postings, online references and resources, and the [...]


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When the Hero Comes Home When the Hero Comes Home
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When the Villain Comes Home When the Villain Comes Home
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When the Hero Comes Home: Volume 2 When the Hero Comes Home: Volume 2
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Witches, Stitches, and Bitches Witches, Stitches, and Bitches
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