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    Writing Mistakes:

    Which word are editors VERY fed up with?

    Posted on February 9, 2021

    When editing, I’m always hesitant to ask a writer to stop using a word. Doing that can seem like asking someone to stunt their vocabulary. Having said that, there are certain words that I find myself changing or deleting 90% of the time, and one of the biggest culprits is (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Should a sentence always start with a capital letter?

    Posted on January 5, 2021

    From as soon as we start writing, we are told that the first letter of a sentence should always be capitalised, but just occasionally, is it OK to (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Three of the most common Christmas spelling mistakes

    Posted on December 29, 2020

    December 25th may have been and gone, but it remains the season to be jolly. Since I’m an editor, the best way to make me jolly is to avoid some of the seasonal slipups and yuletide bloopers I’ve seen all too often over the years! Here are three (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    How to revert to classic spellcheck on Word

    Posted on December 11, 2020

    On Tuesday morning this week, the Engage Web team recoiled in horror at a change made to one of Microsoft Word’s longstanding functions. Particularly annoying for the Editing Team, it threatened to change a straightforward process into a (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    How to change a news story’s angle to suit your audience

    Posted on December 3, 2020

    Something we have plenty of experience in here at Engage Web is finding relevant news stories for our clients’ industries. The process usually starts by visiting sources we know to be reliable and searching Google News for (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    What is a sentence fragment?

    Posted on November 16, 2020

    Something we come across occasionally while editing copy at Engage Web is a sentence that begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, but it doesn’t quite function as a sentence. Usually, this is because it’s what we refer to as a (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    What’s the difference between features and benefits?

    Posted on October 9, 2020

    It’s often said than in sales, a sure sign of a rookie marketer is that all they talk about is what their product is and what it does. They’ll tell us (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    What to do if you keep making the same typo

    Posted on April 23, 2020

    Do you have a certain word or phrase that you always mistype? It’s easy enough to go back and correct it of course, but it’s still annoying, isn’t it? You’d rather not get that red squiggly line from Microsoft Word to immediately point out to you that you’ve gone and done it again.

    Personally, I always mistype (more…)

    Posted by John Murray
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