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TotalShare - September 2014

Last updated: Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:18

Here at TotalEdit.com, we know a lot of really great writers. We get to work with a lot of really amazing writers. And we know that there are more of you out there, and we want to read what you are writing. With this end goal in mind, which is just to allow you a space to share and exchange your talents with other writers, we have created a new segment for our blog. Introducing TotalShare! 

Here's how it works:

First, Third, or Fifth Person Point of View

Last updated: Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:11

What point of view are you using for your book? Someone has got to do this. Demetri Martin might be on to something here. 

Watch the video here - Writing a book in fifth person!

Dr. Keith Roberts, VP of TotalEdit.com, on TV

Last updated: Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:46

Dr. Keith Roberts, the VP here at TotalEdit.com, was recently interviewed on VIA Times, a program on the Chicago Philippine Reports Television, a chicago TV station. We are pretty proud to call Dr. Roberts our own, a man who has devoted almost 50 years to higher education worldwide. 

It's an Its Party!

Last updated: Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:31

A revised version of the game includes two sentences: One sentence that uses the possessive "its" and one that uses the contraction "it's." I'm afraid of what might happen to the person who places the apostrophe on the possessive "its" though. 

Thanks to our fan Jen S. for submitting today's photo! :)

paid advertising needs paid editing

Last updated: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:12

Here is a free tip: If you are going to pay for advertising, you might want to also pay for an editor. We are happy to help, and you don't want to run the risk of your intended audience not getting the right message or worse--not being able to decipher the message at all. 

Grammar Pop

Last updated: Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:29

What do you think about this? Pop singer Ariana Grande released a song with a blatant disregard for proper grammar. Blame has since been shifted to songwriter and producer Max Martin, who apparently has several other crimes against grammar on his record.

The Blog About Alot

Last updated: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:53

One of our fans on Facebook sent this to us today: 

alot

And it reminded me of Hyperbole and a Half, who said it better than I could ever say (don't laugh so hard you snap your head off please).

Have you ever...

Last updated: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:05

Alright all you readers and writers, have you ever done this? 

Admit it!

Don't commit these word crimes!

Last updated: Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:11

Our pal and fellow grammar scholar Weird Al has created this helpful video tutorial on proper grammar and we wanted to share. Watch it here. 

Author Interviews: Ingrid Ricks

Last updated: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:18

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