Automatically Create Website Citations For a Bibliography With This Chrome Extension

When I was in college, my least favorite part of writing research papers was figuring out how to write the bibliography. Citing sources is tedious and can get confusing if you have to work in a handful of different styles. This week I came across a Chrome extension that I wish I had in college that handles the heavy…Read more…


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Screenwriting Software Showdown: Final Draft vs. Celtx

In a world where people tell their stories on film from ideas that start on paper, there are two powerful platforms that provide all the tools budding screenwriters need: Final Draft and Celtx. One is the entertainment industry standard. The other is free for all to use. But this Sunday, only one can be the best in…Read more…


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Google Docs Makes It Easier to Add MLA, APA, and Chicago-Style Citations

If you’re in a rush to get your papers finished before the semester is over, Google can help you with some of the tedious stuff. Now, Google Docs can automatically create citations in your paper in your preferred style.Read more…


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You’re Far More Likely to Make Writing Mistakes Late at Night

Whether it’s catching up on email, or working on a novel, the early morning or late hours of the night is when a lot of people finally start pecking their keyboard. But if you can help it, skip the late night sessions and save yourself some embarrassing mistakes and editing.Read more…


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TeleRead 2.0: Why change matters

When I first started writing for TeleRead, it was all about ebooks. They were still a new thing. They needed their own platform. Over the years, TeleRead has evolved to cover other kinds of stories, targeting authors, educators and other tech users with a mix of news and how-tos.
This past year, our esteemed editor David Rothman has called for a return to the ‘ebooks only’ focus, in part to try and improve the site’s SEO and other techie specs. But as a contributor, I’ve really struggled with this change. I’ve found that as people shift their reading format to blogs, RSS feeds, social media and other platforms—and as their device use shifts to tablets, phones and other multi-purpose devices—it’s harder than it used to be to tell what is an ‘ebook story’ and what is not.
When I started writing for TeleRead, there was one place to buy ebooks, and it


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Per AP Stylebook, ‘Internet’ officially loses its capital letter today

internetWelcome to the first day of a lower-cased internet. At least, that’s what we’ll have if the AP Stylebook has its way. As I’ve mentioned before, the new edition no longer capitalizes “Internet,” and that edition hits the street today. The AP has a reasonable justification for its new lower-cased stance:

“The argument for lowercasing Internet is that it has become wholly generic, like electricity and the telephone. It never was trademarked and is not based on any proper noun,” Tom Kent, AP Standards Editor, said in a statement. “The best reason for capitalizing it in the past may have been that the term was new. At one point, we understand, ‘Phonograph’ was capitalized.”

I personally still plan to continue capitalizing “Internet,” at least for a while, simply because that’s how I learned the word. It’s not just any old internet, which is what we call a network that connects multiple computer networks together. It’s the Internet. The big enchilada. I suppose I still have more in common with my father, who still yells at the TV when newscasters split infinitives, than I might have expected.

(Found via Slashdot.)

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AP Stylebook comes to e-book format

1-2015-ap-stylebookThe AP Stylebook is a singularly important newsroom resource, used in English-language newspapers and magazines all over the world to provide guidelines on things like whether to hyphenate “email” and a zillion other formatting niceties that no one person can ever remember all of. With that being the case, it’s a little surprising it’s taken as long as it has for an e-book version to come out, but it finally has. (A PDF version has been available for a while, but that’s really barely an e-book at all.)

For just $9.99 on Kindle, or presumably other digital platforms, you can now own a fully “interactive e-book” edition of the 2015 AP Stylebook. While the article isn’t clear on exactly what makes the e-book “interactive” and whether it is any more so than a regular e-book, even having it as a regular e-book means that it can now be text-searched. And at least a digital version will be more manageable than that annoying spiral binding.

Sadly, you’ll have to re-buy the book once it hits its 2016 edition, as it gets updated every year. But $10 for such a resource isn’t bad.


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Fiddle Is a Collaborative Markdown Tool for the Web

When it comes to collaborative editing, Google Docs is the go-to for most. But if you’re looking for something easy that doesn’t require a login, Fiddle is a simple Markdown editor for collaborative editing.

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