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What Effect Does Affect Have on a Headline?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Editing Tips | 0 comments

Effect and Affect are similar words, with subtly different, importantly different meanings. The way to (almost) always get the right word...

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Headline Spelling Errors – How To Make The Editor Cry

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Editing Tips | 1 comment

Nothing makes an editor cringe as much as seeing a spelling error in a published headline. In print, there is nothing you can do about it....

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Apostrophes in Headlines Are Bad

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Editing Tips | 0 comments

I really don’t like apostrophes in headlines. Recently, a United Nations story came in with two apostrophes in the headline The...

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Be Careful With Plurals in Headlines

Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in Editing Tips | 0 comments

There are two problems in this headline Together as One Combined Security Forces Assists Local Village This is why Del Marbrook suggests...

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Using “On the other hand” in a story

Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in Editing Tips | 0 comments

Writing “On the other hand” is a common phrase for many South Asian writers – Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalis use this a...

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