Category Archives: Writing Tips
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...

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17/02/17

Grammar Tips: Adverbs and Adjectives

Broadly speaking, adverbs are words that describe how an action is performed, while adjectives describe the qualities of an object or person. Both of these word types are crucial to writing descriptiv...

16 January 2017 | 1 comments

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16/01/17

Grammar Tips: The Basics of Word Order

If you know how to construct a grammatical sentence, you should find it much easier to avoid mistakes in your written work (especially if English isn’t your first language). As such, today we’re l...

16 January 2017 | 0 comments

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16/01/17

Keep It Brief! (4 Ways to Shorten Sentences)

Some authors love long sentences. In ‘The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship’, for example, Gabriel Garcia Marquez managed to string together 2,156 words in a single sentence. Garcia Marquez is a Nobel...

12 December 2016 | 0 comments

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12/12/16

When to Use Formal and Informal English

Some people take far too much pleasure in correcting other people’s grammar in conversation. Usually, this is the person who interrupts you in the middle of a sentence to tell you that you meant ‘...

16 November 2016 | 0 comments

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16/11/16

NaNoWriMo: The 5 Things that You Need to Do Next

Having read our NaNoWriMo blogpost at the beginning of November, we imagine you’ve spent the past month tapping frantically at your keyboard in order to get your novel finished. If you’re nearly d...

14 October 2016 | 0 comments

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14/10/16

A Journey Through Time: BC/AD or BCE/CE?

In history and other academic subjects that require referring to the past, it’s important to be clear about dates. However, since the most widely-used, internationally recognised calendar—the Greg...

14 October 2016 | 0 comments

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14/10/16

Grammar Tips: Sentence Construction and Parallelism

One aspect of sentence construction that many writers get wrong is parallelism: i.e. the use of consistent grammatical structures throughout a sentence. Faulty parallelism occurs when different parts ...

28 October 2016 | 0 comments

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