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10 Tips for Writing Academic Essays

Writing academic essays is required for the successful completion of college, graduate school, and advanced research studies. Essay writing, as required in academia, requires much more preparation, effort, and skill than most students and academics actually do put in.

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Editing versus Proofreading | What is Editing?

The Best Edit & Proof team has created this guide that describes the difference between editing and proofreading, not only to help our customers but for researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students. On the basis of our experience as a company providing professional editing and proofreading services, we also provide general recommendations as to when a typical client should receive editing or proofreading service.

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How to Format Citations Automatically Using Microsoft Word?

Properly formatting citations and references has always driven researchers crazy. With Microsoft Office Word, though, the process is streamlined to the point of almost being automatic. Microsoft Word automatically generates a bibliography from the sources you used to write your manuscript. Each time you add a new citation to your document, This handout is going to show you how to add citations and bibliographies to your Word documents and how to format references automatically using the Microsoft Word References tool.

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Citation Styles | Which Citation Style Should I Use?

There are many different citation styles that depend on the academic discipline involved. Some of the most common citation styles are American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and Chicago/Turabian style. APA citation style is used by education, psychology, and social sciences, MLA style is used by the humanities, while Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by business, history, and the fine arts. You will need to check with your manual to determine what is required in your specific area.

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Proofreading and Proof-Editing

Local institutions, firms, charities, or schools may not employ a doctorally qualified editor to edit or proofread the written materials to make them shine. Or the written material may have been created by a team, making it difficult to see the whole article in a broader perspective. In such cases, proof-editing gains importance. But what exactly is proof-editing? Proof-editing is a more detailed and time-consuming job than proofreading or mere editing.

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How to Format Academic Papers in Microsoft Word 2020?

This reference guide explains how to format your academic documents in Microsoft Word 2020, giving you the fundamental rules for formatting your academic papers as described in most guidelines, such as MLA and APA styles. The rules discussed in this guide apply to most of the academic papers you will submit as college assignments or articles for journals.

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Proofreaders’ Marks (Proofreading Marks) and Symbols

Although most editing and proofreading are performed today using the ‘Track Changes’ feature of Microsoft Word or other commenting tools, you may encounter traditional proofreading marks and symbols on a hardcopy document. In desktop publishing, it is important to understand the meaning of proofreaders’ marks. Both editors/proofreaders and clients, regardless of their backgrounds, should have the same standard marks for easy communication.

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Achieve What You Want with Academic Editing and Proofreading

For academic achievement, staying ahead of the pack is always a crucial issue. Taking advantage of professional academic editing and proofreading can help you reach your potential and increase chances of your work being published in professional journals. It requires a broad-ranging comprehension to fix a document exceptionally. Therefore, academic editing and proofreading are a critical part of the writing process.

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APA Format Guide for Academic Manuscripts

The American Psychological Association (APA) format is the most common style used to cite sources within the social sciences. This handout will give you a brief guide on the Publication Manual of the APA. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition).

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How to Use Track-Changes Feature in Microsoft Word 2020?

Track changes function in Microsoft Word 2020 for macOS is a very handy tool to track your revisions, corrections, changes, edits, and even suggestions and comments while you’re reviewing a document. When an editor or proofreader wants to return a revised document to a client with his/her all revisions visibly marked, and so clients can accept or reject, or the suggested changes appear in the margins of the returned document, he/she needs Track Changes function of Microsoft Word.

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Six Myths About Academic Editing and Proofreading

Researchers who are not native speakers of English are mostly confronted with some challenges in getting their papers published. This is probably why the editing and proofreading business has flourished in the field of academics over the past decade. Still, this business is inefficiently controlled and is often extremely problematic. The quality of the services is extremely uneven, and target groups of the editing services (e.g., clients, peer-reviewed journals, institutions, and readers) may be shackled by several fallacies. To deal with them, we discuss some myths about academic editing and proofreading services.

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Importance of Academic Referencing and Citing

Whenever you use words, facts, ideas, or explanations from other works, those sources must be cited. Academic referencing is required when you have copied texts from an essay, an article, a book, or other sources verbatim, which is called quotation. You also need referencing when you use an idea or a fact from another work even if you haven’t used their exact expression.

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Why Do You Need Academic Editing?

In terms of academic achievement, editing is one of the most important requirements. Therefore, taking full advantage of this service will help your project reach its maximum potential and improve the quality of the paper. It also increases the chances that your article will be accepted for publication in academic peer-reviewed journals.

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The Difference Between Copyediting and Line Editing

Most researchers do not fully comprehend the main difference between line editing and copyediting. Although there are some similarities between these two services (e.g., both take full note of the use of a manuscript’s language and involve improvements of the content, overall structure, and quality of the manuscript), there are still important differences between them.

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What is Plagiarism | How to Avoid It?

Understanding the common types of plagiarism will help us to comprehend the scope of the question and answer the question of ‘‘what is plagiarism’’. Some common examples of plagiarism are copying texts or ideas without referencing, incorrect referencing, without referring to someone else's sentence structure even if you change words.

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