Using “As” to Mean “Because”

There is a strange prejudice that I have encountered a number of times in the editorial world, namely the belief that one cannot use the word “as” in a causative sense, to mean “because.” Multiple editors have tried to tell me that “as” has only a temporal significance and cannot be used in any other… Continue reading Using “As” to Mean “Because”

The Importance of Making an Outline

When editing for students, I am regularly asked to provide input on the structure and clarity of a given paper. Often, the author has a clear idea of how the argument is meant to progress, the major points along the way, and how each point contributes to the conclusion. Other times, however, the paper is… Continue reading The Importance of Making an Outline