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Do I Need A Style Guide?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 19, 2013 8:48:00 AM

By K. Acheson

If you are a writer or an editor, you have undoubtedly asked yourself at least once whether you need a style guide. After all, there are countless style guides available, including The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law (AP Stylebook), The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), The Elements of Style (EoS), The Gregg Reference Manual (GRM), the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (MMOS), and many more. I searched for "writing style guide reference manual" in Amazon's bookstore and, in a quick scan of the books, I found over 40 different style guides; that was only a fraction of the 400 English results. You get the idea – there are tons of options. So someone thinks style guides are a good idea. But why?

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Do I Need a Proofreader?

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2013 10:23:00 AM

By K. Acheson

A proofreader provides an essential service — one you might not realize is necessary until you spot an error or inconsistency after your work is published. Here is a list of some of the benefits of having a proofreader review your work:

1.    A good proofreader looks for spelling and grammar issues your word processing program likely won't catch.

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