Are computers getting to grips with language?

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1039This is an interesting post about the progress computers have made in translation, voice recognition and speech synthesis.

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Are you a writer looking for a residency?

editing_and_proofreading_blog_984Are you a writer who could do with a residency in 2017?

Then this could be the post for you.

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Some quaint old expressions

editing_and_proofreading_blog_957Here is the background to some of our old sayings:

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Commonly confused words

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1010We haven’t had one of these for a while, and the subject doesn’t go away.

Here is some advice about confusing words.

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Submitting to a literary magazine

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1052Are you thinking of submitting your work to a literary magazine? Then here are some thoughts about submission strategies from a literary magazine editor.

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How to avoid saying “good” too often

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1050Sometimes we all get stuck on a word. I’ve just been working on an academic book where the author used “need” three times in one sentence. That is an extreme example. Usually it is the same word that appears regularly throughout your writing.

Here is a post about avoiding the word “good“.

Just remember the need to sound natural. I’m not convinced that ambrosial is an everyday option.

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Do you want to be a visiting fellow in Paris for a month?

editing_and_proofreading_blog_1013If you fancy working on your book project in Paris for a month, this could be the opportunity for you.

Find out more here.

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