Grammarly Review: Is It Worth the Hype?

Grammarly Review: Is It Worth the Hype?

We all want to put our best word forward when it comes to our writing, whether it’s in an email to the boss or an exclusive article that’s going to pay the bills this month. But proper grammar can be very tricky to master, and sometimes no matter how many hours we...
The Difference Between Led and Lead

The Difference Between Led and Lead

Led (pronounced /LED/ with a short e) is the past tense of the verb to lead, which is pronounced as /LEED/ with a long e. The noun lead, which refers to a chemical element, is pronounced the same way as led. Since both led (the past tense of “to lead”) and...
The Difference Between Whose and Who’s

The Difference Between Whose and Who’s

Whose is the possessive form of who, while who’s is a contraction linking the words who is or who has. Whose and who’s are an example of what we call homophones—words that sound the same but have different meanings. Just like other homophones, these two words,...
Authors: Is an MFA Right for You?

Authors: Is an MFA Right for You?

I graduated university with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing, along with a minor in English, in May of 2016. When I returned home, the people I talked to—primarily friends of my parents—were roundly happy that I graduated, but didn’t seem...
How to Make a Table of Contents in Word

How to Make a Table of Contents in Word

A table of contents is an essential part of many nonfiction books, making it easier for readers to navigate your book. Creating a table of contents (TOC) in Microsoft Word is easy. In this article, we’ll walk you through four easy steps to making a TOC in Word....
10 Great Proofreading Tools and Software Programs

10 Great Proofreading Tools and Software Programs

While there’s no replacement for a real live editor with a sharp eye, proofreading software can be a great first line of defense against common grammar and spelling errors. Whether you’re writing blog posts, news articles, novels, or just...