Category Archives: work life

Knowing when to fold ’em …

Business has been at a virtual standstill for some time for me. I am going to take this time to thank all of you that had trusted me with their work, but it is time for me to set down the virtual red pencil and return to writing.

I will still publish articles on this site occasionally, and I may accept some new work, but this is the end of Odd Sock Proofreading & Copyediting.

Once again, thanks to you all …



Most Common Writing Mistakes: Poor Cause and Effect

Cause and effect are some of the touchstones of good fiction, however not using them correctly or effectively can do more harm than good.


When Writing Fiction Can Help Us Understand Reality

Our writing often gives us chances to sort out what we are experiencing in our daily lives. Channeling our feelings through our words helps us to concretely express them in ways that help us to make sense of them.