Defamation: Libel or Slander?

“Defamation” is the legal term for publishing¬†disparaging information about a person in verbal or written form with the intent to damage the reputation of that person. Whether the defamation attempt is considered “libel” or “slander” depends on how the defamation attempt is published. Libel is a defamatory remark that is published in writing, on the...

Collaborating on a Manuscript with Basecamp and Scrivener

As you may know, Writing It Right For You has a related company, Detroit Ink Publishing, where we work with authors providing ghostwriting, manuscript preparation, editing, and book formatting and publishing services. We also publish our own books through the Detroit Ink Publishing imprint. We are presently working with four authors who are in various...

Scrivener is the #1 App for All of my Writing Projects

I am a writer. I am an editor. I am a manuscript preparer and an eBook publisher. I am a social media marketing and branding consultant. For all of those roles that I manage for my three businesses, I do a lot of writing. I write on my MacBook Air from my home office and...

12 REALLY Bad Analogies Written by High School Students

In my previous career, I taught English and Language to all grades from pre-school through college, including high school. This list made me laugh so hard, because I am seen so many examples like these. The expert writers and editors at Writing It Right For You can help you to avoid funny but embarrassing analogies,...

NaBloPoMo: Day 1–At What Do I Consider Myself a Pro?

Today is Day #1 of the December NaBloPoMo–National Blog Posting Month. I believe that I am prolific in several areas, but since the theme for this month is “work”, I will state that I am quite the “pro” with the English language. My Master’s Degree and my expertise in English grammar, usage, editing, and academic...

Loser or looser

These two words are related to “lose” and “loose”, two words often mistakenly interchanged. “Lose” is the opposite of “win”, so a “loser” is someone who has lost. “Loose” is the opposite of “tight”, so “looser” means less tight. “Loser” is a noun and refers to a person. He is a loser. “Looser” is an...