How to Use Autocorrect in Google Docs | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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How to Use Autocorrect in Google Docs | Proofed’s Writing Tips

The autocorrect function in Google Docs is called automatic substitution. Used properly, this can reduce typos and help you write faster. In this post, we’ll show you how to enable automatic substitution and get the most out of this valuable tool by customizing automatic substitution options. Enabling Autocorrect in Google Docs You can find out Read more

Word Choice: Chute vs. Shoot | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Word Choice: Chute vs. Shoot | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Although the words “chute” and “shoot” are spelled differently, they sound the same. And homophones like these can be confusing. In this post, we’ll explain the difference so you’ll always know which one to use in your writing. Chute (Sloping Tube or Trough) “Chute” is most commonly a noun that describes a sloping tube or Read more

5 Tips for Writing a Thanksgiving Message to Your Co-workers
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5 Tips for Writing a Thanksgiving Message to Your Co-workers

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the USA that occurs on the fourth Thursday of each November. It is a time when Americans gather with friends and loved ones to celebrate the year’s blessings. But don’t forget that showing appreciation is a great way to maintain professional relationships, too! With that in mind, here are Read more

The 2021 WITS Team Gives Writerly Thanks
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The 2021 WITS Team Gives Writerly Thanks

Today at Writers In The Storm we’re giving thanks for the “writerly” people and things that help us put words on the page. One of the things we’re grateful for are the two new team members — Lynette Burrows and Lisa Norman — who have joined the behind-the-scenes team here at WITS. Please join us in Read more

How to Write Research Objectives | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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How to Write Research Objectives | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Writing a research paper, thesis, or dissertation? If so, you’ll want to state your research objectives in the introduction of your paper to make it clear to your readers what you’re trying to accomplish. But how do you write effective research objectives? In this post, we’ll look at two key topics to help you do Read more

Wrangling Your Writer Demons In 4 Steps
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Wrangling Your Writer Demons In 4 Steps

by Tiffany Yates Martin Writing is a career where it can feel that there are so many outside forces standing between you and your goals: work or home commitments that may keep us from your writing time; the agents or publishers who stand at the gates of career “success”; the booksellers or reviewers we need Read more

5 Tips for Writing a Backgrounder | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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5 Tips for Writing a Backgrounder | Proofed’s Writing Tips

A backgrounder, also known as a “fact sheet,” is a brief document that provides detailed information about your business. It’s usually distributed to journalists to accompany a press release or as part of a broader media kit. In this post, we’ll discuss five tips for writing a good backgrounder: Follow an outline so that your Read more

How to Cite Social Media in Vancouver Referencing
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How to Cite Social Media in Vancouver Referencing

In today’s increasingly online world, you may even need to reference a tweet or Facebook post in your next essay. But how do you cite these sources correctly? In this post, we’ll show you how to cite social media in Vancouver style. Vancouver referencing is a number–endnote citation style. This means that, when using this Read more

How to Write the Sense of Smell
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How to Write the Sense of Smell

by Ellen Buikema Great writers make their stories authentic by allowing us to experience what their characters hear, see, smell, taste, and touch—capturing the senses so we are fully involved. Adding sensory details about smell into your writing creates a stronger story bond for your reader. Scent memory is potent. Memories fade as time passes, Read more