10 Effective Tips You Can Use for Proofreading and Editing

Proofreading and editing services go hand in hand in making your write-ups more polished and credible. While some may use the terms ‘proofreading’ and ‘editing’ interchangeably, it is worth noting that each of them serves different purposes. You may use one service but having both services will add gravitas to your writing. Proofreading and Editing […]

5 Most Common Holiday Greeting Card Mistakes

It’s Christmas time once again – a merry-making and gift-giving season, and a chance to spend time with our family and friends. It is also that time when we send out holiday greetings to those dear to us. But in the digital age we live in and with the easy access to different social media […]

Why Professional Editing Is Important for Companies and Businesses

Effective written communication is essential in today’s competitive business world. How a company or a business looks on paper can either make or break its reputation. An impeccably written and concise corporate or business document—such as a company profile, business presentation, company brochure, and business proposal—conveys professionalism to potential clients and investors, which, in turn, […]

Punctuate It Right: 3 Ways How Punctuation Affects Meaning

Although punctuation is one of the most significant aspects of written English, it is taken ever so lightly. In fact, some people believe that punctuation marks just make things even more complicated. Little do they realize that punctuation matters: that the lack—or overuse—of punctuation marks can alter the meaning of texts and/or result in ambiguity. […]

8 Typos You Won’t Believe Were Once in the Bible

As one of the most popular, and powerful, books of all time, the Bible has been seen by most people as a collection of sacred scriptures that are never wrong; but it looks like a few errors managed its way to the holy book. Here are eight blunders that will surely make you question how […]

Top 5 Reference Books for Editors

As one of Lexcode Inc.’s editors, I proofread, copy edit, or even rewrite documents written in English—academic, corporate, legal, medical, promotional, and scientific files, just to name a few. As such, I have come to familiarize myself with different reference books that help me in my daily mission to effectively deliver high-quality documents. Among the […]

When Words Stop to Mean What You Think They Mean

When something is cool, you think it’s hip, modern, or in. But did you know that this word originally meant “a measure of butter amounting to about 40 lb.” or a “butter container”? Welcome to the confusing world of words! Through usage, words change their meaning over time, often morphing into something that one would […]

10 Sites to Answer Your Grammar Questions

Should I use is or are? Between or among? No matter how complicated, or even basic, these questions may be, chances are other people have wondered and Googled the same thing. Thankfully, there are tons of information out there, but beware. You shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Some are good—even excellent—but others […]