How to spot plagiarism

How to spot plagiarism

One of the many jobs of an editor is to be on the lookout for plagiarism. I don’t have a magic formula for spotting it, but I do have some tips that might help. First off, what is plagiarism? The dictionary definition goes like this: ‘The practice of taking...
Active and Passive voice

Active and Passive voice

What is the active voice? In the active voice, the subject performs the action. Sentences are active in voice when the person or thing performing the action comes before the verb. The message is clear about who is responsible for the action; the reader knows who is...