Resources, guides, and insights for writers and editors
Welcome to the English Writing and Editing wing of the Language Forge.
My knowledge and understanding of the English language has been finely sharpened over my 10-plus year career as a journalist, writer, editor, and proofreader. I want to share these insights with you here.
Writing and editing insights
A case to capitalise Biblical, Godly, and other adjectives once proper
Is it too Quixotic of me to expect for us to capitalise Biblical, Godly, and other proper adjectives at all times?
5 tips for technical writing
These are five tips for technical writing that I believe are helpful for both new and experienced technical writers. When I started my job with Opera Software in late 2016, my initial tasks were to edit and proofread documents, blogs, and product text. A few months later, I was asked to develop help content for … Continue reading 5 tips for technical writing
How to identify this overlooked subject-verb disagreement in writing
This is one of the most curious and overlooked mistakes in English: the subject-verb agreement in sentences using the “one of the…” structure.
3 influential female authors who have greatly impacted my career | International Women’s Day 2021
These three female authors and copyeditors are influential to the work that I do as a proofreader, copyeditor, documentation specialist, and writer.
Word Clash | Commonly confused words
Word Clash: Reluctant versus Reticent
Does being reluctant and reticent mean the same thing? It may seem so, but if…
Word Clash: Affect versus Effect
Knowing when to use affect versus effect in writing challenges all English speakers — even…
Word Clash: Capitol versus Capital
A way to help you remember when to use “capitol” is to focus on the…
Word Clash: “Home in” versus “Hone in”
As a writer and an editor, it is my duty to hone my vocabulary to…