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Why use styles in Microsoft Word?

  Writing your thesis is taxing as it is; and formatting your thesis to make it look neat and consistent is an essential, but often tedious (and sometimes, confusing) part of the thesis-writing process. Good thing Microsoft Word has Styles—a feature that makes formatting much quicker and less complicated. But what exactly is a style? … Read more

Liberate the Hyphen

The problem In the complicated workplace of punctuation, the poor old hyphen needs to form a union. It dutifully performs its role of joining compound words and reliably appears when a suffix or prefix needs assistance. However, many students and writers drag the overworked hyphen into use while the en dash and em dash rest … Read more

Writing a Winning Job Application

Elite Editing is currently in the middle of a major hiring round for new editors. And although advice on how to apply for jobs is available in abundance, we’ve found that even highly qualified applicants make errors that can lose them the job. So we thought it might be useful to remind you about the … Read more