The Secret Life of the Ampersand

Did you know that the English language and the Chinese language have a commonality? The Chinese language is represented by characters, or logograms, which are symbols that represent whole words. The English language’s unofficial 27th character is a logogram, and it’s called the ampersand. The ampersand is a symbol that represents the word and. This …

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Chop Up Those Sentences

Want to make your writing easier to digest? Make your text more accessible and engaging by chopping up long sentences. Long sentences usually contain numerous ideas. Even the grammatically correct ones can be too complex to hold a reader’s attention all the way through. If you break them up so that only one or two ideas …

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Writing and Editing

Don’t Edit While You Write

Don’t edit while you write! This sounds like quite a simple editing tip, but it’s one that can make a huge impact on your writing efficiency and even quality if you can master it. Basically, stop second-guessing yourself or thinking about the end product as you write. Just put the words on the page. You …

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Technical Writing Best Practices

There are many opinions about what good technical writing is. Some focus on the importance of consistency and style, and others on the quality of the writing. In every case, technical writing should always be clear, concise, and easy to use. ProEdit’s technical writing services reflect the industry’s best practices, such as: Analyze the audience. Write …

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