Thursday, March 23, 2017

15+ MS Word Hacks to Work Twice as Less on Your Orders

Most writers use MS Office Word. How much time does it take you to complete a writing assignment on a par? Sit well, I will tell you some secrets how to tackle them faster, and thus be able to take more tasks in one run and earn more cash.

1. Ctrl+C

Need to use a word or a sentence once more in the text? Do not waste your time typing it afresh. Select the needed text fragment, press Ctrl+C. Now, the needed line is saved in your computer’s memory, just choose where you have to put this phrase and click Ctrl+V.

2. Ctrl+A

If you have to select the whole text of your paper, especially, if it is a large one, you do not have to scroll through the whole document. Press Ctrl+A and your text is already selected, no matter how long it is.

3. Ctrl+B

Need to make a word or a sentence bold? Here is a quick solution! Select a needed part of the text and press Ctrl+B – presto – the needed fragment is already in bold type.

4. Ctrl +I

Need to set a word/line/sentence/etc. in italics? Select a needed passage – or whatever you want – and press Ctrl+I.

5. Ctrl +H

Have to substitute an element? You do not have to do this manually! Press Ctrl+H, mention the element you want to substitute as well as the element you want to see instead. After clicking ‘apply’, the selected item will be changed throughout the whole text.

6. Ctrl +S

To be on the safe side, save your document from time to time. Just press Ctrl+S and the there you are.

7. Ctrl +X

You may need to cut a fragment and put it somewhere else. In this case, just select a needed set of words, press Ctrl+X, rollover the needed place and press Ctrl+V.

8. Ctrl +U

Need to emphasize a word? Make it underlined! Choose a word and press Ctrl+U.

9. Ctrl +[ or Ctrl+]

Your font is too large, or too small? It is easily amendable! Select a needed fragment of the whole text and press Ctrl+] to make it smaller, or Ctrl+[ to make it bigger.

10. Ctrl +E

In most cases, writers are required to make a centered layout. Just select the whole text and press Ctrl+E. Now, the layout is straight and more attractive.

11. Ctrl + R / L

At times, you will need to make some sentences right/left aligned. Choose a needed fragment click Ctrl+R to make it right aligned, or Ctrl+L - left aligned.

12. Ctrl +Z/Y

Have done something by mistake? Or, maybe you have deleted something erroneously? Cancel the last operation pressing Ctrl+Z on your keyboard, or repeat the action - press Ctrl+Y. The day of doom is off!

13. Ctrl + F

Searching for a phrase in your text? Do not waste time running through the whole document, press Ctrl+F and let it know what exactly you are looking for.

14. Alt+ 4

Saving a document? Need to create a specific folder for it? It is no problem! Press Alt+4, and here you are, a new folder is crafted.

15. Ctrl +P

The paper is done and you want to print it to present it to your friends, family or even a client? Click Ctrl+P and wait for your ‘precious’ near your printing device.

16. Ctrl + Backspace/Del

Whoohoo! There is no more reason to waste time on pressing ‘Spaceback’ hundred times! Click Ctrl+Backspace to delete the whole word to the left of the cursor, or Ctrl+Del to remove the word to the right of the cursor.

17. Ctrl +M

Want your text to be more readable? Make a left indentation at the beginning of every new passage. Place a cursor at the beginning of an abstract, press Ctrl+M and show the reader where a new idea starts.

Sure, writing takes much time and efforts, but you can ease this process. Grab this list of hot keys that will come in handy while crafting your next paper. Do your best to submit the work beforehand as well as to get down to a new job in advance.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Guys, How Do You Overcome a Writer’s Block Depression?

Quite often I hear academic writers grumbling at writer’s block telling they need a break. As you can guess, the next problem, they complain about, is a low financial position. So, today I want to share with you some hints on how to subdue such an ‘illness’ without discounting your work.

As for me, the most effective way is to entertain yourself. Watch a film, for example. Each movie is a short story that isn’t taken off the mark. All films are based on people's experience. Consequently, they can come in handy to overcome any troubles.

Here is a list of my suggestions for you.

1. Central Intelligence, 2016

Remember that nothing in this world is impossible! If you like comedy films, you will enjoy this picture for sure. Do you remember your school time? Was there a person you have been scoffing at? Be cagy; they might knock your door right now. To put bluntly, see how a whipping boy has become a stand-up guy.

‘I worked out six hours a day, every day, for last twenty years straight!’ - this was his peg to hang success on, so why not make it your own motto, huh?

2. Dallas Buyers Club, 2013

Some people face problems that are more complicated than a writer’s block. This film isn’t funny, but it will make you muse on other issues to realize that lack of inspiration is not, actually, an issue!

A man was an AIDS sufferer, but he has made the call not to give up and stand up for his life. Having found some medicines for AIDS, he starts surreptitious sale to help other people who suffer from such a malady.

3. War Dogs, 2016

It is always useful to mull over the real-life problems, but at times, we want to watch something relaxing as well as fun. In this case, I recommend you come down to this movie. This picture, based on real life events, shows how two simple mates have reached their dream, having inked a $300-million deal.

The main slogan of the film is “An American dream”, so bear in mind, if you desire, you will hit the target for sure! 

4. Hacksaw Ridge, 2016

If you are a drama fan, you will find this picture quite impressive as well as inspiring. It dwells upon the story of a man who was proclaimed objector during the World War II due to his unwillingness to kill people.

This film will help you realize that nothing should make you give up your views of life as well as your personal goals.

5. The Founder, 2016

Do you like McDonald’s? Sure, yes! At times, we all want to do or eat something we know won’t do any good for our health. Here is a movie that will tell you the full story of such a household name.

The slogan sounds as follows ‘He took someone else's idea and America ate it up!’ Keep in mind that it is not always needed to make up topics that are created from scratch; look through the other’s work and specify their subject to make up your own mustard.

Ray Kroc says that only one thing has helped him – persistence! So, show your perseverance at writing, and craft this all-fired piece!

Most people consider films, books, songs and other kinds of entertainment as tools to relax and abstract themselves from the daily grind. Of course, they help us have some rest, but it is not the only benefit that we can gobble up.

If you dig a bit deeper, you will see that films have many beneficial sides. The only thing I want to add is:

“Stop pitying yourself! Man up and show your best self! In case, you haven't enough motivation, choose a film from this list and let it charge you with motivation!” Enjoy, my dear. Hope to hear about your success soon :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

5 Ways to Capture Readers within First 10 Seconds

It is said that people are met due to their clothes, consequently, it can be said that writers are met by their value. But at times, it happens that even useful writing does not impress the reader. In this case, there are some hints on how to outfox your audience and make them read your paper till the very last word.
The best place to hook a prey is an introduction. If you do not do this here, they won't be motivated to continue reading as there is nothing ‘special’. Get rid of such denials using these simple hints. As a result, you will gain not just tens of followers, but will stand out from others for your mojo.

1. Warning

Nowadays, there are so many factors that influence people’s lives. Searching for the most valuable ways to solve these problems, people would be pleased to hear some additional reasonable advice from you. Are you, actually, afraid of anything? Choose an issue that currently harasses you not to sound workshopped.
Fears are the most effective tools that make people rethink their lives. We always try to do our best to avoid things that may hurt us or our families. Using a warning in the introduction you make people think about a particular issue, perhaps even familiar with them.
As a result, the trick is done, you have hooked the reader, and they will read your work till the end to find some more information as well as ways on how to resolve the problem.

2. Recent News

Modern people are quite busy. They work hard, take care of their families having even no time to meet friends once a week or to read news. So, why not provide these busy bees with some breaking news that would save their time searching the web, or thumbing public prints.
If you mention something hot in your introduction, it will help you involve the readers in your paper. But in this particular place, to hit the target, you have to do a profound research beforehand and study your audience well to dwell upon the news that is on point for these people.

3. Striking Facts

People are very curious creatures, so anything that seems interesting will capture them for sure. Knowing that can help you impress such a great number of readers you have not even dreamt about.
Find something ‘spicy’ for the particular audience and put it into your introduction. Again, you have to study your audience well in order not to bomb out.

4. Personal Experience

Even more than often, people ask their closest friends and relatives for help if they can’t resolve a problem on their own. It’s time to snatch at a chance and creep into your audience’s favor!
If you start your paper telling about the problem that you have recently faced, those people who are fighting the same issue, willing to tackle it ASAP, will be involved in reading the paper till the very end to learn how you have handled the particular issue on your own. Even those who are not in a tight corner would be glad to get armed to prevent the trouble - we always want to be ahead of the curve.

5. Interesting Observations

People like learning something new, but nowadays most of them do not have enough time to surf the web searching for some new inventions. Consequently, it would be a great idea to dwell upon the novelty that you have recently faced. Get up to speed on this item in your introduction and be sure that all the curious readers will be caught.

As you can see there is nothing impossible if you want to capture as many readers as possible. Do your best to present a great introduction involving your audience in the whole text. Use these ideas to create truly impressing pieces that will easily gain you a thousand of readers.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

What Did You Achieve? Let’s Say Goodbye to 2016’s Monkey and Meet the 2017’s Rooster

The 2016 is almost over and it’s time to sum up all the things that have happened to us during this year. At times, it was quite hard, but I am sure that there were a lot of pleasant moments that we will recall in 2017 with smiles on our faces.
As for me, the year of monkey was really crazy and inquisitive as they are themselves. A great number of activities have not been letting me be bored and sit without any work. There was really no time to search the web in order to find some activities to take part in. Actually, I’m not complaining, I really like these moments when I do what I like. It is said that our life is a motion, and I totally agree with it.

So, today I want to share with you the most important things that have happened to me, and that I will remember forever.

Long-Awaited Trip

I think every employed person will understand me that sometimes it is quite hard even to devote some time to our relatives and friends. But, even if we have some spare days to relax, it’s hard to completely forget about the job. This year has provided me with the opportunity to get a long-awaited trip to Spain. Actually, it happened very spontaneously and I wasn’t ready for such a turn of events, but at one moment I have told myself ‘Now, or never!’ and set off on a journey.

Guys, do not neglect chances that you get on the spot in order not to regret untapped opportunities.

Writing Challenge

The best way to sharpen your writing skills is to practice them again and again. This year I have held a writing contest that is very similar to the well-known annual NaNoWriMo. When NaNoWriMo’s main benefit is that you can try your efforts in fiction writing, my challenge has a bit different aim. It was just for academic writers. Having announcing the challenge, I even did not think that such a great number of academic writers would embrace the idea. I have met a lot of great writers who are just on their start of the career path, but I’m sure that they will reach their target dreams and will become professionals.

Remember, nothing will come to you by itself! You have to do your best as well as to make efforts to reach your goals. Hope that next year we will see yet more academic writers taking part in our contest.

Member of the Hanging Committee

Practicing for academic writers is everything. They try to do this everywhere, as with the help of modern technologies they can do this easily. This year EssayLancers has held a writing challenge, and I was suggested to be an expert. At first, it seemed quite hard and I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea, but how I would know if I didn’t try. Thus, I made a decision to try myself in this sphere. To be honest, it was so great that I am already looking forward to the next chance of such an experience. I was really impressed that such a lot of freelance academic writers are interested in taking part in such kinds of activities. One of the conclusions that I have made is that it was a good practice for me as an editor and proofreader.

So, I have shared with you some of the best events that I faced last year. Hope you passed it also with pleasure and do not regret anything that was done.

In the conclusion, I want to wish you all the best in 2017. Let all the pleasant things still stay with you, and all the worst ones be left in the 2016. Wish you to reach all your goals as well as set new ones! Roosters are quite persistent, so let’s follow the main character of this year and purposefully be on a course to the success!

Happy New year, friends!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Judge Your Piece: 5 Essential Parts You Have to Think of First in Your Writing

Everyone knows that it is very important to check your writing before submission as well as proofread it. But is it enough to review the paper for grammar and punctuation errors? Actually, you have to make sure if it has everything that will make it catchy for the readers. So, read you paper one more time, following this checklist.

1. Urgency of the Topic

When it’s time to get down to your writing assignment, the very first thing that you have to evaluate is your topic. The title is a face of your piece, so you have to make it as pretty as possible. Don’t even hope that a dull topic could take the audience.

First of all, it has to be fresh and on point. You may take a vivid idea, but if it does not concern the particular group of people, you are likely to fail. The same thing will happen if you are talking strongly on the point for the audience, but the information you use to back up your arguments is outdated or improper. Making up the topic for your paper is no time to chill out. Create an inspiring title that will make your paper stand out from the others.

2. Causes and Effects

As the topic has to be effective, the whole body of the paper has to be logical and “influential” as well. Now, it’s time to check the relevance of the information, provided in the text. Look through the arguments, covered in your paper, and mull over if they are currently still on point. In this case, you have to understand that the originality is crucial here as it makes the total impression about the work, there is no need to tell that there are a lot of plagiarism detection software that can help avoid such an issue, as it is already well-known.

Provide your readers with some up-to-date data that haven’t been heard of yet. As you can see, having completed your juicy topic, there is no time to slow down, as your main part of the piece has to back up your great title.

3. Solutions

In every paper, we have to present a problem, and consequently, we have to give some solutions to this particular issue. So, the next item you have to check in your paper is the solutions that you include. Remember, the problem-solving has to be also fresh and trending. If a person has found your topic interesting, do not disappoint him/her; do not give them with the solutions that are currently well-known, find something really challenging, or even extraordinary.

4. Predictions

Let’s move on further! Anytime we face a problem in our lives, apart from the possible solution, we want to know the aftermath. The main aim of your paper is to provide the reader with a sufficient amount of information so that he/she do not have any questions when you finish your presentation. Do not let people leave your piece to find some extra material on your subject.

As practice shows, most papers fail just because they don’t have enough information due to the after-effects of the given solutions. Keep it in mind that it is quite better to cover less points than to cover a heap of them and lead none to the logical ending.

5. Call to Action

And here we come to the last point. The finishing touch is to call your audience to action. It can be an open discussion of the problem, or it can be a call to actual actions, such as doing something that will help them to completely solve the trouble.

If you see that the audience hasn’t made any outputs, it is a strong sign that the paper hasn’t really impressed them. In order to see if your audience will appreciate your thesis, you can gather some of your friends, who are the same age-grade, and present them your paper. Your mates are the best audience to test your piece in, as they will provide you with honest feedback for sure; so, you will know the approximate reaction of the university community.

Your reader has to be involved in the problem you are currently covering. Thus, it is a must to mention all these points to catch the reader.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

5 Ways to Get Inspired by Winter

Winter is outside the window and most people believe that it is the main reason why they feel depressed every day. Snowing, windy weather and falling temperature are the things that dull our lives. But indeed, it is just our self-suggestion. Let’s have a look at the facts that prove that, on the contrary, winter is the season that brings us energy and inspiration for any kind of work.

1. Food

When we think about healthy food, we are usually reminded of the summer period. Actually, it is the stereotype that all the healthy products are harvested in the hot season. Have you ever mused that winter brings us not less vitamins than summer does? Now, let’s have a look at some growths that we can treat ourselves with in winter.

● Lettuce

Lettuce is one of the vegetables that we harvest in cold seasons, but the number of nutrients that it contains is even higher than in some summer products. As for the lettuce, it is a must to know that it brings a lot of benefits for our health. Such a vegetable is also known as a ‘weight loss’ food, as it has only 12 calories. Moreover, it helps to remove salts from our bodies. If you suffer from insomnia, it can also be very useful. Lettuce consists of lactucarium to grapple with a sleep disorder that is very similar to opiate, but also is less strong and has less side effects. In addition, it provides you with a vitamin A that is very important for our skin, hair and vision.

● Spinach

100 g of spinach contains 25% of daily intake of iron. Such a vegetable also provides you with vitamins A and C. Moreover, it is a great source of a vitamin K that is responsible for our bones. One or the most important is the vitamin B that is good for our nervous system.

● Broccoli

Broccoli is also one of the low calorie vegetables. It has just 34 calories per 100 g. It also supplies a lot of vitamin C to our organisms that are useful during a cold season to prevent catching viruses. The vitamin A, beneficial for eyesight, is also contained in such a vegetable. This product is extremely essential for women, as it contains folate that supports the organism during pregnancy , as it protects the neural tube defects in the offspring.

2. White Color

When we talk about winter, the first color that comes to our minds is white. This is the color of clarity, innocence and purity, so we respond to it positively. In addition, people regard such a color as a new beginning or rebirth. Have you ever noticed that it makes us calm and well concentrated? So, winter can be considered as the best season to start something new in your life, as well as to get inspired to work hard. As for the academic writers, it is the season to create masterpieces.

3. Family Time

As it is predominantly cold in winter, people spend much time at home with their relatives. So, such a season unites people together. During this season we can see many families sitting at home and playing board games, or they may create snowmen together, or even have fun, playing snowballs.

4. Less of Insomnia

As in winter it gets dark early, people get sleepy early too. Thus, even not knowing it, we spend much time sleeping. Consequently, we are more likely to work hard next day, as we have got enough sleep.

5. Financials

The greatest amount of money we spend on food. But, winter can be considered as a frugal season. It is almost a common thing that people have a lot of fruits and vegetables in their freezers, harvested in summer. So, there is no need to spend money on the healthy products that are important to our immunity. In this case, you save a lot, as in winter these products are three or even four times as more expensive as they are in summer.

As you can see there is no reason to consider winter as the main cause of your low mood. Eat healthy food, spend time with your closest people, get enough sleep to work as productively as you can, as well as get inspired by marvelous white snow outside to craft masterpieces.

Monday, November 21, 2016

9 Essential Benefits of Taking Part in the NaNoWriMo Contest

Today we are going to talk about the worldwide renowned contest NaNoWriMo. A great number of writers, take part in this event, starting from the newbies in this field to the professional writers, who just want to sharpen their skills and to reach one more goal.

Actually, I also take part in this competition and recommend everyone to join our circle of writers.

If someone does not know, what NaNoWriMo is, I will tell you in brief. It is a writing contest that everyone who wishes can join. The main idea is to write a 50,000 novel in a month. Sounds uneasy? You won’t know exactly if you don’t try.

As I have already told you, such a contest is oriented not only at fiction writers, but academic writers can also give it a shot. Unfortunately, most freelance writers neglect such a chance, and they decide not to waste time dealing with such a kind of writing. But, all those people stumble at this, as they do not understand how much they are going to gain. They don’t get that besides simple novel writing, they earn a great heap of benefits that will help them in any kind of writing. Thus, I’m going to show up all the cards! Here is a list of benefits that you will gain as a bonus to reaching your goals:

1. Discipline

While writing a 50,000-word novel, you have to do your best to meet the deadline and to submit the piece on time. In this case you discipline yourself to overcome this challenge as well as bolster your self-esteem. Consider it as a new goal to be reached.

2. Arranging Time

While schooling yourself to discipline, you also learn to arrange your time properly. Such a skill is really needed for the academic writers, as the amount of money you earn, depends on the amount of orders you complete. Being able to arrange your time the right way will help you to handle more assignments at a time.

3. Less Lame Excuses

When you get down to work, you understand that you are the only person, who is really interested in completing the task as soon as possible to get down to another one. So, not to consider yourself lazy, you will do your best to overcome the challenge.

4. Communicating the Message

Being able to communicate the idea through the piece is a great skill for academic writers. To become a master at it, you have to practice a lot in writing different papers. Such a contest will give you a chance to practice more. As such a writing is a bit different from those that they used to face, it is a greater advantage to practice in it.

5. Logical Line of Thoughts

Rendering the message is very important for writers, but it always has to be supported by logical arrangement. When a person reads a paper, he/she would like to find some answers to the questions he/she has. So, when you communicate the idea to the reader, remember to provide him/her with the information gradually. Make your sentences flow out from the previous ones.

6. Planning

When you have some limitation on time to submit the piece, you have to plan your work. So, here is one more benefit that you will gain. Being able to plan your writing the right way will also help you cover more orders as well as will help you to structure your logical line of thoughts. And it concerns not only arranging time, but planning the structure, the content as well.

7. Command of English

To make people consider you as a master at writing, you have to correspond to such a name. And the most common item that can damage such a name is being unaware of the correct spelling of words, grammar usage and, of course, punctuation. As we know the best way is to practice as much as possible. The NaNoWriMo contest is a great chance to do this.

8. Developing Intelligence

When you write papers on different topics, you are studying at the same time. The information that you use, while dealing with the order, stick in your head, and you even without knowing get more intelligent. Why not broaden your outlook with the help of fiction writing? That is also very interesting.

9. Experience in Novel Writing

Sometimes we do not even know what we will do tomorrow, as well as writers do not know what they are going to write about next day. Such a contest may open up your new talents. If you have never dealt with novel writing, it is a great chance to try yourself in fiction writing. Maybe you will understand that this kind of writing is the best to you. And in some time you will present your full novel, sharing with your readers the way how you have become a writer.

When a person tries something new, it provides him/her with new experience. It’s better to regret your participation than to regret the fact that you have lost such a chance. There are some similar contests that you also can take part in. One of the renowned is AcWriMo, where academic writers show up their writing skills.

As you can see, there is much more that you gain in case of taking part in such a competition. Hope now you are opening the NaNoWriMo page and registering for the participation.

Thus, wish you good luck! :)