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11. Notion of Correctness in Speech
  There is an old story about a girl, who asked her grand pa whether he keeps his long beard over or under the blanket while sleeping. Until then the grand pa never thought of this , but from that moment he tossed and turned every night trying to decide what to do with the beard – the poor fellow had become “beard conscious”. And this story points to one aspect of learning a se .....
Author: Samir K. Dash
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

12. So, You Think You Want to Be a Freelance Proofreader
  How many times have you thought to yourself that you would be a good proofreader? You have a decent working vocabulary, you are able to construct a well-turned phrase, and you know when to hyphenate a compound noun (or maybe you don’t, but you could take a good guess!). You’ve always wanted to work at home, and you’ve thought about becoming a freelance proofreader. But just how .....
Author: Jan Kovarik
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

13. Checking for Mismatched Quotation Marks
  How To Make Sure that Every Opening Quotation Mark Has an Ending Quotation Mark When writing a term paper, research paper, or post-graduate thesis, one of the most common errors is "mismatched" quotation marks. That is, an opening (beginning) quotation mark will not have a closing (ending) quotation mark, or vice versa. It is a hard error to spot while proofreading, and your .....
Author: Jan Kovarik
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

14. 7 Devistating Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  Writing engaging articles and energizing ad copy takes more than just typing out what you want to say. By correcting these major mistakes, your copy will soar to newfound heights. While there are many common mistakes made by copywriters, seven in particular are deadly. Mistake One: Don’t take that tone with me! Many writers fail to write to their intended audience by writin .....
Author: Jason Andrew Martin
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

15. Federal PLUS Loans
  As a student entering college, it is very unlikely that you have a few spare checks lying around that you can cash and magically use to pay for college. Most college-aged students, ranging from late teens through mid-twenties, have no line of credit and cannot receive much money in loans if they need to do so in order to attend college. Therefore, a loan like the federal PLUS l .....
Author: Vanessa McHooley
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

16. From Book Notes to Book Reports
  Writing papers and book reports has long been the bane of high school and college students’ existence. It seems that no matter how hard you work to stay caught up, there is always a paper due tomorrow. Using book notes to help get the ideas flowing can save you time, heartache, and the stress of getting a bad grade. There are many styles and formats available now, but a book .....
Author: Nick Smith
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

17. Do You Really Want to Get Published? Write for Trade Magazines!
  Have you been repeatedly snubbed by consumer magazines? Do you have little to show for your research and querying efforts other than a folder of form rejection letters? If your writing dream includes earning a halfway decent to excellent income writing magazine articles, there are editors at thousands and thousands of publications worldwide who would open their doors (and their .....
Author: Mary Anne Hahn
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

18. Keep Thy Journal Private!
  If you live with other people, I know you shudder to think about what would happen if your personal journal fell into the wrong hands. Journaling is not about writing something and then leaving it on your bed so your family can see how you really feel about them. You may be tempted to do that at times, but don't. It's just not cool for your mother to read your rant ab .....
Author: Barbara Carr Phillips
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

19. Writing From The Edge: Trembling Your Way to Publication
  A few nights ago in the final class of the third incarnation of the Book Proposal Boot Camp, we reviewed parts of one author’s proposal and all concurred: Though her author bio and marketing analysis sections sparkled, her overview rambled and failed to clearly convey the power of her book’s message. This was not due to her content! Dr. Loraine Hutchins’ book is about sacred se .....
Author: Jill Nagle
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

20. The Arrogant Writer: Five Ways to Nurture and Defend your Muse
  Arrogance has a bad rap. We think of arrogant people as unpleasant to be around, full of themselves, and incapable of taking an interest in anyone else. However, when applied to one’s own writing, a certain measure of well-placed arrogance can be a useful tool. Writing can be a scary enterprise. The writer puts herself out for public scrutiny in a way most other artists and p .....
Author: Jill Nagle
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2005

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