Setting intelligent MS word defaults for writers

From Rick: MS Word comes set with some really stupid defaults, at least for writers. While thy may seem good for the average person and for business, many of these defaults are counterproductive for writers, especially if you’re planning on

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Verbs with the same form in present and past tenses and past participle

From Rick: In my editing I sometimes encounter a case where the author gets a verb’s past tense wrong. Here are three errors I’ve encountered a few times. These are incorrect: He broadcasted his location over the radio. The weatherman

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Notes on pronoun and possessive use

From Rick: Sometimes pronouns, especially the possessive ones, give us trouble, particularly when we’re dealing with a compound ones. I recently came across two issues in a manuscript I was editing. The first one represents simple pronouns confusion: (1) Children

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