How to Cite an Unpublished Conference Paper in MHRA | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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How to Cite an Unpublished Conference Paper in MHRA | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Papers presented at an academic conference are usually published as “conference proceedings,” and you would cite them in a similar way to journal articles or chapters from a book. But what if the conference paper hasn’t been published? MHRA referencing has special rules for citing unpublished conference papers, and in today’s post, we’ll guide you Read more

What’s an Enthymeme? | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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What’s an Enthymeme? | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Whether you realize it or not, enthymemes are a common part of everyday communication. They date back to 1552 (the first recorded case) and are used by authors in literature, by public figures in speeches, and in everyday speech. So, what’s an enthymeme? An enthymeme (pronounced EN-thuh-meem) is a literary device that presents an argument Read more

Top 7 Places to Find People to Write Great Blurbs
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Top 7 Places to Find People to Write Great Blurbs

by Colleen M. Story When the publisher for my latest novel, The Beached Ones, asked me about getting blurbs for my book, I replied, “Sure!” Inside, I was thinking, “Oh no!” Though I’ve published five books so far—two novels traditionally published and three nonfiction books self-published—I had never asked for blurbs. I hate to bother Read more

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How to Be an Author: Lessons in Professionalism for a Writing Career

The article How to Be an Author: Lessons in Professionalism for a Writing Career appeared first on The Write Practice. If you want to know how to be an author, it starts with knowing you’re a writer. But there’s a difference between being a professional writer and a hobbyist. Professional writers publish for a specific Read more

Word Choice: Though or Although? | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Word Choice: Though or Although? | Proofed’s Writing Tips

English is a complex language, even for native speakers. Even for the best writers, there are many pain points and complicated nuances in this language. Something we often hear about is people not knowing whether to use though or although in a sentence. In many cases, these words are interchangeable, but sometimes they’re not. If Read more

Are Organizations Singular or Plural Nouns? | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Are Organizations Singular or Plural Nouns? | Proofed’s Writing Tips

If you’re writing about an organization, whether it’s a company, a team, or your own business, you’ll need to know whether to treat it as a singular or plural noun. This can be a complicated topic, so in this post, we explore whether organizations are singular or plural and how to refer to them correctly Read more

Common Issues with Tenses | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Common Issues with Tenses | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Using verbs correctly is one of the trickiest parts of writing. Anyone can make mistakes with verb tenses, but it’s especially easy for those who aren’t native English speakers. In this post, we’ll explain the nine main tenses and highlight the most common mistakes writers make when using them. So, read on if you want Read more

4 Ways Non-Fiction Authors Can Succeed in the Age of “Free”
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4 Ways Non-Fiction Authors Can Succeed in the Age of “Free”

by Penny C. Sansevieri As someone who writes non-fiction and has a longstanding blog where I release free content, I feel I am a great example of an author that has faced and conquered the challenge of convincing people to buy non-fiction books. There is tons of free information out there, and it can be Read more

30+ English Words with French Origins | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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30+ English Words with French Origins | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Have you ever wondered about the etymology of the phrase déjà vu? Like 30% of words in the English language, this phrase has French origins—déjà meaning “already,” and vu meaning “seen” (the past particle of the verb voir). Since the Norman Conquest of 1066, following which a French-speaking aristocracy was established in England, French words Read more

Are Essay Writing Services Legit? | Proofed’s Writing Tips
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Are Essay Writing Services Legit? | Proofed’s Writing Tips

Believe it or not, there are many companies, operating within the law, that write essays for students. This means you can pay someone to write your essay and then submit it to your tutor as your own work. If that sounds like cheating to you, we wouldn’t disagree! So, how do companies offering essay writing Read more