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Commas, Semi-colons and Jesus

Sentences are independent clauses. They begin with capital letters and end with periods. They have too; otherwise we do not know when to pause and breath. Semi-colons exist because sometimes the simple breath of a period is too long a pause between two independent clauses that go hand in hand. The semi-colon is there for […]

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Back to the basics

I recently accepted a very part time position teaching a Senior Thesis Writing Course at a Christian charter high school here in Minneapolis. It begins in the fall. I have done a considerable amount of volunteer work affiliated with the school over the past year. With Real Eyes, my journalism background and sincere love for […]

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Reading… as an editor

It is difficult. Really. At this point in the game, I would argue it is probably the greatest con to the field. Which is truly sad, as majority of editors, publishers, writers, really anyone working with language, loves to read. I would assume majority of us were the kids who actually read our high school […]

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Editing vs. Spell Check

Editing is nothing short of art, and everything spell check can never be. Spell check cannot create flow where there is disconnection, organize thoughts where logic lacks, select alternative word choices that better convey a message without compromising tone. Spell check cannot give voice to paper in a way that leaves impacting emotions on the […]

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The Editor’s Bible

When I first decided to actualize Real Eyes into a business, I joined several linkedin groups for authors, editors and journalists to get a pulse on the general industry conversation. There were several things I gleaned from chats, and articles and comments, but by far the greatest of them was a fellow freelance editor who […]

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The what and how of writing

I am fully convinced that the “what” and the “how” are both equally as difficult and important in writing. When a writer is deciding what they want to write, they have to consider their expertise, their passion, the potential for sales and readership, whether or not a publishing house will pick it up… Once that […]

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