Well-known style guides, and what they’re used for

We’ve talked before about what a style guide is, but did you know that there are some famous ones that are used for specific purposes? The Chicago Manual of Style is a style guide for American English, and was started in 1906 by the University of Chicago Press. It’s used by a variety of publishing … More Well-known style guides, and what they’re used for

Using apostrophes

Apostrophes are used in English to show that: there are letters missing from the word (contractions) something belongs to someone (possession or ownership). There are exceptions to how these rules apply, and I’ll talk about some of these, too. Possession The general rule is that ’s shows possession. So to say Sam’s or Betty’s shows … More Using apostrophes

The writing process

There are various types of writing and levels of editing, which I’ve talked about in another post. One thing to remember is that non-fiction, and business documents and reports, are very different from fiction (novels and short stories) and other creative work. I specialise in editing non-fiction and business-related writing, so I’ll talk about these. … More The writing process