Use sensory details rather than internalized ones
Editing client wins two awards for her books

Clean it up: Shakeout vs. shake out vs. shake-out

It’s time 240_F_116782064_LabBENa2wpN166qrc2FjBj4faTwZOrxZto clean up the confusion about these three words.

Shakeout is a noun that means either: 1) the shrinking of the number of businesses in an industry due to mergers, acquisitions and going out of business; or 2) an annual earthquake preparedness drill, as in Los Angeles will participate in The Great California ShakeOut during October.

Shake out is a verb that means cleaning by shaking, as in Please shake out the bed sheets; they’re full of cracker crumbs.

Shake-out is a misspelling of the above two words.

Need an editor? Having your book, business document or academic paper proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. Whether you live in a big city like Houston or a small town like Pittsfield, Vermont, I can provide that second eye.


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)