3 Ways to Avoid Biased Language in Essays

There’s an old phrase that goes, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’. But while this might be true in physical terms, it ignores the power of biased language. Th...

Sexist and Gendered Language in Essays

It was once, as James Brown sang, a man’s world. But things have changed. Women have fought against traditional ideas of gender and taken their rightful place in politics, academia, business and man...

6 Overused Words (And What to Say Instead)

You don’t want to sound like everyone else, do you? In that case, you need to pick your words carefully. This is especially true for essays, as certain terms are overused all the time in academic wr...

Grammar Tips: Understanding Grammatical Mood

The world of grammar is full of unsung heroes. The various grammatical moods, for example, are often overlooked. However, every sentence imaginable has a ‘mood’ of some kind. As such, here is our ...

6 Tips for Using Abbreviations in Academic Writing

Academic writing can be a bit… wordy. As such, anything that makes your work more concise is usually welcome. Perhaps that’s why abbreviations are so common in essays! But if you’re going to use...

Spelling Tips: Understanding Prefixes

Sometimes, you can create a new word by jamming two terms together. And although we’re not as good at this as the Germans, English does have an exciting array of prefixes to choose from. ‘But what...

Grammar Tips: Double Negatives

Have you ever heard somebody say, ‘I didn’t do nothing’? If so, how did it make you feel? If the answer is ‘repulsed’, you may have an aversion to double negatives. But what are double negat...

5 Tips for Creative Writing and Poetry

Although most of the documents sent to us at Proofread My Document use formal and academic English, we still enjoy flexing our creative muscles from time to time! And whether you’re an aspiring poet...