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We've been editing for a long time and word of mouth has kept us quite busy with projects over the years. Now, we are excited to see our business changing and growing. We remain committed to offering quality, affordable editing services designed to meet the needs of our clients.  Learning and evolving as a business depends a great deal on clear communication and we try to ensure that our clients feel empowered to offer their feedback and suggestions.   Our goal is to surpass your expectations. Let us know how we can do better. Your feedback is really important to us. You can leave us feedback here,...

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Voice: Which person are you?

Voice: Which person are you?

In academic writing, the general rule in most cases is to describe people, things, and ideas in action, not as objects of action. But this still leaves authors able to choose from a range of possible personal (or impersonal) voices, depending on their intended audiences and hoped-for reactions. In some older forms of scholarly writing, contemporary readers will notice the use of "we", the first-person plural, when writers speak for themselves. The privileged "we" of the single author may thunder down at us - "We are not amused" -or the conspiring "we" of the author and reader together may share an...

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Voice: Active vs passive

Voice: Active vs passive

To achieve an intended tone, writers have several tools at their disposal, like choosing whether to use the active or passive voice. Simply put, the writer decides whether a person (or a thing or idea) did something, or whether something was done to a person, thing, or concept. Did I do (something), or was something done (by me)? For example, "I convinced him" is active voice, while "he was convinced by me" describes potentially the same situation in the passive voice. "She drove the car" is active voice; "the car was driven by her" is passive voice.  Note too that active and...

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Voice: Make yourself heard

Voice: Make yourself heard

One way that writers can save themselves time and stress is to put some thought into selecting the voice - or range of voices - they will use in their written texts. What point of view or tone do you want to convey? How do you grab the attention of your readers? How will you make your point? How can you find your voice? Some of the factors to consider include: the general subject matter of the text as a whole, the intended audience, the focus of the specific passage, and the reaction the passage is intended to invoke in the reader....

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