Saves hours of typing time. I can’t live without it.
I wrote about the Farhad Manjoo article that totally disagrees with the use of two spaces after the period. Well he supplies a link to Sarah Wiederkehr’s article about why APA 6th suggested two articles. […]
I can’t help writing about the usage of two spaces after a period. Remember, first and foremost I’m an editor. I’m bound to give the client what is required. With editing there are right/wrong issues. […]
Okay, so your school requires you to use the double space. How do you remember to do so? You have 2 choices as I see it: 1. Try and remember to use the 2 spaces […]
I have been very busy elsewhere and have not attended to this blog for some time now. But it is time. APA updated from the 5th edition to the 6th. As often happens with first […]
As the student, you need to be in charge, you need to be assertive. Use all help wisely including that of a good academic editor.
Do not confuse a copy edit and content edit. Never expect a content edit if paying for a copy edit.
For post-graduate writing, the content must be worked with first before doing a copy edit. Use a good content editor if required and be prepared to pay.
A copy edit is about the basics: language, punctuation, academic tone, style, formatting, consistency. Repeated edits are often needed.
Don’t let faculty misguide you. If you equip yourself and stand firm when needed, you will be in charge of your studies. Use an editor wisely.
Don’t let your university faculty dump you on your editor. Editors are there to there to clean up a document, not write it.
Muddling up letters of words to create new unintended words are sometimes funny and known as spoonerisms.
It is your responsibility to find out what your school can offer you in terms of faculty & resources. Your school uses your stats to promote the school.
An insecure student does not rely on his or her own ability. Instead they are wanting someone else to confirm, fix, or even write their work.
Be an informed master’s or doctoral student. Avoid expecting editors to do the work for you. See if you are the lazy student.
Be sure to understand who is available to offer you help when busy with your master’s or doctorate. And choose a good editor as soon as possible.
Find the words within the words. Well-known phrases, so fun.
When doing your doctorate, the university offers many layers of help. It is up to you to find a good academic editor to help polish the final product.
Just for fun. Identify the authors and books. Not always that easy.
Academic editors are a small but important part of your thesis or doctoral experience. Choose your editor soon and wisely for the best experience.
Illogical humor about accidents.
Editing involves some step from your side first. Then send your thesis or dissertation to a good academic editor.
Just for fun. Einstein on the topic of theories and definitions.
Language Online identifies 3 editing types: content, copy, and formatting. Most times copy edits are what is required.
Good to laugh sometimes. A kind of play on words.
Good editing is not a once-off process. Be aware that a professional document deserves many edits, informal and formally with a good academic editor.
A brain teaser. For some easy; for others a mystery how to make the leap.
Too much or little help when writing a thesis or dissertation is a problem. Learn to sure of yourself and equip yourself with information.
Another teaser. Match the titles with their authors. Not as easy as it might sound, but fun.
Too little help when writing a thesis or dissertation is problematic, but a good academic editor can help. Expect delays from the school though.