Whenever possible, I offer suggestions or explanations for the issues I flag. While these are obviously just suggestions, I find that if the author understands why I flagged something, it allows them to make a more informed choice. I often make “reader” comments along the way, too! Please know that any feedback I offer will be given with respect and without harshness. I use Track Changes/MS Word’s Comments features for all edits.
I use the guidelines set forth by The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th edition. I use Merriam-Webster for American spelling needs, and Oxford for UK and Australian spelling needs.
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