What is a style sheet?

Do you need to use one? If you want your writing to look polished and professional, consistency is key. One way to do this is to create a style sheet. A style sheet is a reference guide that clarifies how you plan to treat certain aspects of writing such as spelling, punctuation, numbers etc. SometimesContinue reading “What is a style sheet?”

What is a contronym?

A contronym is a word that has two meanings that are contradictory to each other. They are spelled and pronounced in the same way but can be confusing if used in the wrong context.  Here are a few examples. Bolt   He bolted the door. He bolted from the shop with the stolen goods.  Continue reading “What is a contronym?”

Tips on how to improve your own writing

Leave it alone for a little while and then come back to it. It’s always a good idea to come back to your writing after a couple of hours at least. That way you are looking at the content with a fresh pair of eyes and you are more likely to pick up on anyContinue reading “Tips on how to improve your own writing”

Reasons why you should hire a proofreader

You may think that you can’t afford to pay a proofreader or you see it as an unnecessary expense. It’s understandable, particularly in the world we are currently living in. Maybe you think it is just as easy to look over your written content yourself. Perhaps you think that the spelling and grammar checker onContinue reading “Reasons why you should hire a proofreader”