Archive for the ‘Editing, Proofreading and Polising’ Category

Hearing what’s not on the page.

This month’s blog topic on code-switching got me thinking about my current writing project(s) because, on one level, it’s all about code-switching. I don’t mean just knowing the right words to say in different situations. Code-switching is also knowing what not to say and when to not say anything at all. Code-switching is knowing that […]

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Asking for and Accepting Help

Although I am already three weeks behind schedule, my final project (a proposed 60 page thesis) is not looming over me with threats of missed deadlines and canceled graduation ceremonies—at least, not yet! This week, I began to outline and flesh out one chapter, about accumulation and inheritance, both of which I am arguing are […]

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Editing tip- Synonyms!

In addition to some of the helpful editing tips previously posted, I have another trick I employ when revising a paper. Often, when we are writing a first (or even second) draft, we let the ideas emanate and try not to feel apprehensive about getting the wording perfect. What I will sometimes do, is create […]

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Editing tips

What is the best way to edit?  Try to remove yourself from your ideas and become a reader.  Do your words make sense, or were they understandable because you “knew” what you were trying to say?  I try to go back and ask, “if I never sat in the class, or read the text, or […]

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High Seas Writing Center

It was a glorious postcolonial weekend. Not only did I liberate myself from my studies long enough to see The King’s Speech, but I stumbled across an old but unsold Dover Thrift Edition of the narratives of James Cook’s voyages at a failing Borders bookstore in Paramus, NJ. The circa 1970s introduction to the paperback […]

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