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How to Make Your Essay Better: 7 Tips for Stronger Essays

What's the best way to improve your essay writing skills? Check out our top seven tips on how to make your essay better.

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How to Write a Fiction Book: 10 Steps You Can't Miss!

How to Write a Fiction Book: 10 Steps You Can't Miss!

Want to learn how to write a fiction book? Check out our ten-step guide.

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How to Edit an Essay

How to Edit an Essay

Do you know the best way to edit an essay? Check out top six tips on how to edit an essay to perfection.

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Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Free Training: Editing with the 38 Story Elements

Professional editor JoEllen Nordström guides you through the 38 story elements editors look for. You can self-edit using this list before submitting your manuscript for structural editing. Or, you can use this list to better understand the structural editing process.

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ProWritingAid For Deep Edits

ProWritingAid For Deep Edits

Deep edits involve fine-tuning your manuscript for one type of mistake at a time. ProWritingAid has several tools that help you polish your novel for stronger, clearer writing.

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Proofreading Guide for Beginners: An In-depth Walkthrough of This Career

Proofreading Guide for Beginners: An In-depth Walkthrough of This Career

A proofreader reads a book from cover to cover to check for errors before it is finally printed. If that sounds like the job for you, then you have come to the right place.

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ProWritingAid's Featured Writers for 2021

ProWritingAid's Featured Writers for 2021

There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll be featuring two ProWritingAid users each month to learn more about their writing processes and how ProWritingAid has helped them on their writing journey.

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How to Edit Your Novel: A Free Monthly Webinar

How to Edit Your Novel: A Free Monthly Webinar

We've teamed up with Story Coach and founder of FirstEditing JoEllen Nordström for Self-Editing School. On the third Thursday of every month, you’re invited to join us as we learn how to use self-editing to take a manuscript from a rough first draft to a polished piece ready to send to editors.

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10 Things Editors Look for in a Structural Edit

10 Things Editors Look for in a Structural Edit

A structural editor shapes the organization and content of your story. The structural edit (also known as developmental or substantive editing) is the most complex, in-depth, and time-consuming stage of editing. Thus, this is where most writers start their editing journey.

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Revision: Take Your Work from Good to Great

Revision: Take Your Work from Good to Great

So you've finished a writing project. What comes next? In this article, we break down the revision process so you know how to improve your work. Follow these steps to take your writing from good to great!

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Free Training: Editing vs. Proofreading

Free Training: Editing vs. Proofreading

Writers often use the words “editing” and “proofreading” interchangeably. In fact, they are completely unique and separate services provided by professionals to improve your writing. Learn the difference and how you can conduct your own self-edit and proofread in this article from professional editor, JoEllen Nordström.

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How to Copy Edit at Sentence-Level: An Editor's Guide

How to Copy Edit at Sentence-Level: An Editor's Guide

In this guide from editor JoEllen Nordström, learn what techniques and online writing tools are essential during line and copy editing. Plus, discover essential self-editing techniques so you can develop your writing skills and craft as an author while saving time and money on professional editing services.

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Preparing Work for Beta Readers: 8 Steps for Better Feedback

Preparing Work for Beta Readers: 8 Steps for Better Feedback

If you're considering using a beta reader, what should you do before you send your work to them? These tips will save you time, get you the feedback you need, and make the best use of your beta reader.

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How to Fix Your Writing Tics with Joanna Penn and Chris Banks

How to Fix Your Writing Tics with Joanna Penn and Chris Banks

ProWritingAid's CEO Chris Banks joins Joanna Penn on her podcast The Creative Penn to talk all things ProWritingAid. Listen now to find out the most common writing tics, how ProWritingAid helps you address them, and how AI could open up a whole new future for writers.

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What Are The Four Stages of Editing? How to Approach Each Editing Type

What Are The Four Stages of Editing? How to Approach Each Editing Type

Editing has four stages. Whether you're a newbie still getting into your writing journey or a seasoned author with an established writing career, you must be familiar with these stages and ready to apply them in your editing process. In this article, professional editor JoEllen Nordström explains every stage, including when you can self-edit and when it's best to leave it to the pros.

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