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i.e. vs. e.g.


They're both lowercase.  They are both abbreviations for Latin phrases.  They're both followed by a comma. But they have very different meanings.  

The term i.e. stand for id est, which means "that is" or "in other words." (Connect the "I" with "In other.")  Your father and I have decided to help you focus your youthful exuberance on more reflective, less venturesome pursuits - i.e., you're grounded.

The abbreviation e.g. stands for exempli gratia, which means "for example."  (Connect the E with "Example.")  I have several fascinating collections (e.g., shoelaces, rubber bands, safety pins, bicycle chains, and ice cubes).

How it Works

From billboards to blogs, from menus to manuscripts, and everything in between needs to be proofread. 

Documents should be submitted in an electronic format such as Microsoft Word or a format that can be converted.   Page count is based on the standard of 250 words per page. 

Your document will be read in its entirety.   Notes provided on misspellings, grammatical and punctuation errors, verb tense, duplicate words, and inconsistencies in the body of the document are listed in the right-hand margin.  The author will retain full control of the changes allowing them to accept or reject all proposed changes and suggestions. 

Note:  Editing services are not available at this time.

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Nancie's work experiences clearly give her an edge over other proofreaders. She can understand what a writer means to say and how well ideas are communicated to a specific audience. I've worked with many talented people in my writing career. Usually, each has a particular strength in one area. Nancie demonstrates to me that her talents are comprehensive and, at times, ingenious. Nancie is an exceptionally conscientious proofreader who takes the time to research proofing issues I find new or unfamiliar. Finally,  I especially appreciate Nancie's high intelligence level, yet, even more, her common-sense approach regarding writing challenges and issues.
James Stamborski
Author, "Don't Get Me Wrong," (selected for inclusion in a special Chicago sports section in the Harold Washington Library) "First a Bear: Now a Saint," "J.J. Straight Talking," and "A Passion for the Game." 

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