Welcome to the Deneroff Editing and Research Services Blog

Whether or not you’re a customer or not, we would like to welcome you to our blog which will deal with all sorts of issues relating to writers and researchers. We trust it will prove to be not only a place where we share our knowledge, but where you can provide feedback and/or raise questions.

We are a small, boutique service, which means we can provide a very personal service tailored to meet the need of our clients. Based on our years of experience in teaching, editing, writing, research and library work, we try to offer the type of individual attention that larger companies may not be capable of. And this blog is one of the tools in providing this level of service..

Among the topics we will be posting about include:

  • The pitfalls of opening and closing statements in academic and other nonfiction writing, and why your opening should might be the last thing you write.
  • Using bibliographic management software to create your footnotes, endnotes or parenthetical citations, and your bibliography.
  • The value of Wikipedia and why you should not use it as a source for any academic writing.
  • How to evaluate sources of information, whether they are found on the web or in a university press book.
  • Using description in your nonfiction and fiction writing.
  • Using spell and grammar checkers.
  • Common grammatical errors.
  • Commas, semicolons and other uses of punctuation.
  • What is plagiarism and how to avoid it.
  • Creating your own Google search engine.

— Harvey & Vickie Deneroff

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