Picture books are often left to the younger years of primary school, but I’ve found them to be more beneficial for our older students. Why?
Words are fascinating but they present a conundrum. My editor brain says, ‘Small words, plain English.’ My teacher brain says, ‘Throw me all the juicy, teachable words you can.’ And my poor author brain is stuck in the middle.
‘I hate writing!’
Those words are hard to hear coming from our students’ mouths – so why is it happening?
Writing that is full of errors is not pleasant to read, however, there are times when we can take our editing hats off.
Do you know what a style guide is? Do you have (and use) one for your school or organisation documents? If not, here’s why you should.
For such a small punctuation mark, the comma can cause all sorts of problems. And don’t get me started on the Oxford Comma.
Should you copyedit your writing yourself? Probably not – but if you do, make sure you ask yourself these six questions.
Can’t afford the time or money to employ a proofreader? These six tips may help you.
Why would you pay for professional editing and proofreading?
As brilliant as our brains are – they cannot focus on meaning as well as secretarial aspects.
Keep reading to find out why …