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Is it One Word or Two?

S Nicholas The English language is difficult. So much of how we use words is intuitive. But what about non-native speakers who haven’t been taught English grammar since first grade? It must be terribly difficult! I’ve made a list of words I commonly see misused in papers I edit. Read on to see if these […]


By S Nicholas The Little, Brown Handbook (1986) defines plagiarism as “the presentation of some else’s ideas or words as your own; from the Latin word for kidnapper.” See what I did there? I let you know that I did not make up that definition. I gave credit to my source. Many of the papers […]

Writing an Excellent Thank-You Letter

S Nicholas Thank-you letters are always a good idea when following-up after an interview, to thank a professor or colleague for a letter of recommendation, or simply thanking a friend or family member for a gift. A hand-written note on simple stationary is preferable. Begin by writing the date in the upper right corner. Skip […]