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Free Grammar And Usage Tool Kit
If you’ve got questions about grammar or usage, the expert proofreaders at Writer’s Relief have answers for you! Whether you’re interested in how to punctuate dialogue or how to choose your words, our proofreaders are dedicated to getting you the answers you need.
Our expert proofreaders specialize in working with creative writers, and they know how to be sensitive to issues that arise at the intersection of “formally correct” and “creative liberty.” We can format and proofread your book manuscript to be sure it’s in top shape for submission or publication. We proofread and format novels, memoirs, self-help, how-to, and all other book genres—as well as poetry and short story collections.
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When We Think About Grammar And Usage
As with so many disciplines, there’s a lot of debate about language because it’s always changing. Before you dive into any grammatical situation, it’s best to know something about the lay of the land so you can make informed choices.
The Parts, Pieces, and Anatomy of Sentences
These great articles will teach you how sentences work (and why they don’t work, when they’re broken by bad grammar, usage, and syntax).
Punctuation And Perfection
If you’re wondering if your commas are getting unruly or if your semicolons are in the wrong place at the wrong time, you’ll enjoy these great articles about punctuation.
How To Build A Better Sentence
It’s one thing to understand basic sentence construction. But if you’re a creative writer, you’ve got to master it. The words that you choose and the order that you put them in has a direct impact on your readers’ reactions. So take this mini “master class” in building sentences by reading the articles below!
Spelling And Usage: Words That Throw People Off
Don’t fall victim to the dastardly deceptions of confusing words. Instead, read about the words that trip up writers (and drive readers crazy). Then you’ll know how to avoid unnecessary spelling and usage mistakes.
Formatting And Style
When a rule is flexible, and every newspaper or formal style guide has its own way of approaching a given issue, you’ll have to make a choice about how you prefer to implement it. Just be sure you have all the facts!
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