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Dot your i’s, cross your t’s. Fine-tune your memoir by making sure all the nitty-gritty stuff is in order. While the following lessons on grammar and punctuation may seem obvious to some, serious writers take the mechanics of writing seriously!

Ideas and Techniques

Copyediting Marks (PDF)
Have a friend copyedit and proof your story like a pro!

Language Arts Survival Guide (PDF)
Review the nuts and bolts of how English works!

Punctuation Survival Guide (PDF)
Make sure you’ve used punctuation consistently and correctly!

Reality Grammar: Understanding Sentence Structure (PDF)
Know the rules before you break them!

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Aaron Kiersh“I proofread and checked grammar by reading the essay countless times, in both print and digital form. I scrupulously went over every sentence and every word.”
—Aaron Kiersh
Read Aaron Kiersh’s award-winning piece, “Two Heroes, One Common Dream.”
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