Best bib and tucker etc.

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1041We’ve got a collection of phrases today:

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44 overused words and phrases to avoid

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1012There are some words that drag your writing down. Overused words make everything sound dull. Here are 44 overused words and phrases to avoid, and some suggestions about what to use instead.

Just don’t spoil everything by getting too flowery!

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5 manufacturing processes that could inspire your writing

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1043Sometimes you can learn from a discipline other than your own.

Here is a post that tries to learn from five manufacturing processes that could inspire your writing.

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Book cover design for self-publishing authors

editing_and_proofreading_blog_949It isn’t long since I shared a post about designing book covers, but it is an important topic for authors. Here are a few more useful tips.

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Swashbuckling

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1052Here is a bit of background to a good word. Swashbuckling.

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7 Tips to increase your email speed

editing_and_proofreading_blog_962There is some common sense in this post about 7 tips to increase your email speed.

It is the modern equivalent of the old rule. Handle every piece of paper once. Do it, delegate it, or file it under “B” in the bin. Don’t put it on the pile for later. If you have a pile of things to do later, you will pick each item u several times and put it down again because you can’t face doing it now.

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Increase your writing productivity with time-based task lists

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1024We all need more time to get things done.

This time-based task list idea might be worth a try.

If you find it works, do leave a comment so we all know!

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