Almost A Blog ~ Articles about Editing, Proofreading, Writing, and Life

  1. 7 Proven Strategies for Editing and Proofreading Your Own Writing
    Your words are important. Treat them that way.
  2. Be Your Own Editor
    Excerpts from Thorne's Better Medical Writing that apply to every kind of writing you'll ever do.
  3. The Best Way to Sell is Not to Sell
    It's also my favorite.
  4. Five Simple Steps for Winning Bids and Proposals
    Where to commit your resources, and how.
  5. How To Write A Scientific Paper Worth Reading
    It's important to ensure that your reader knows what you're talking about. This PDF is based on the lectures I gave at Chiang Mai University.
  6. I Don't Sell Editing and Proofreading Services
    Even though the site is called Michael Edits.
  7. I Was Not Always An Editor
    I was, however, always a reading junkie. The cereal box stereotype fits.
  8. Is Your Newsletter Hurting Your Credibility?
    Who reads your newsletter before your subscribers do?
  9. Michael Edits - The Official Video
    Yeah, it's a commercial, but cut me some slack. I paid ten bucks for this.
  10. Podcast - Today's Business
    Interview with Sharon Hill of WCHL radio in Chapel Hill.
  11. Proofs and Three Parables by George Steiner
    The Wikipedia entry on Proofreading includes four works of fiction in which one of the characters is a proofreader. The novella Proofs is one of them.
  12. Published Writing That Cries Out For Editing
    There are many examples of published writing that you absolutely should not emulate. Let's look at a few.
  13. Spelling mistakes 'cost millions' in lost online sales
    That's what the BBC says. A single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.
  14. Star Wars
    I can't be serious all the time. If you're in the office, turn off the sound.
  15. Watson and Crick Show How It's Done
    They won a Nobel Prize in under 900 words.
  16. What's Cheaper Than Throwing Out Your Promotional Copy?
    The company probably spent thousands of dollars to print those brochures, and they're better off throwing them in the trash.
  17. Where Are the Offices of Michael Edits?
    I created the company in Hong Kong in December 1999, but have since moved to mainland China, Thailand, Vietnam, and North Carolina.

Updated April 10, 2018
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