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The Ballad of Bob Dylan

Oct 25, 2016

The Swedish Academy has recently announced the new awardee of the Nobel Prize in Literature. This year’s recipient is Bob Dylan. Dylan’s win received both negative and positive press online. Some were surprised as to why a musician won the most prestigious award in literature. Others agreed with the Swedish Academy’s decision and defended Bob Dylan as more than deserving the award. Regardless of the noise, Bob Dylan has already made his mark. He is, after all, a living legend. For starters, Bob Dylan’s original name is Robert Allen Zimmerman. He was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. In 1961, following the tradition of Woody Guthrie, he began singing protest songs in c......

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Publishers Get Bang for Their Bulk Copyediting Buck with 1-Hour Proofreading

Oct 15, 2016

For publishers, a simple typo can range from harmless to major damage, which is why proofreading and copyediting always have to be thorough and consistent. In publishing, there is always the question of quantity versus quality. Given the advent of digital publishing, which has made it easier for books to be published than before, the demand for titles to be printed in a year outweighs the capacity of most publishers to ensure a thorough editing process for all the manuscripts they’ve received. Grammar errors and inconsistencies in published books abound, even in literary classics. Some of them are even considered as valuable for collectors. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck had a......

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The Little Prince: A Review

Oct 03, 2016

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella The Little Prince is one of the most translated books in the world, having been translated in over 250 languages and selling nearly two million copies each year. It has been adapted into numerous art forms through the years, from radio broadcasts to stage performances to operatic and ballet versions. A Japanese animated version was also made for the story in the 1970s (titled Hoshi no Ouji-sama Petit Prince or The Adventures of the Little Prince, consisting of 39 episodes), which had since then been dubbed in several languages, including French, Arabic, Italian, and German. Regardless of the many existing adaptations, The Little Prince still......

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Stranger than Strange: A Review

Sep 24, 2016

If you’re a fan of the eighties and the retro scene, then you’re going to enjoy Stranger Things, a Netflix drama that revolves around peculiar happenings in a small town in Indiana. References from the decade that saw massive technological advancements (with the birth of the Internet) and the beginning of globalization are generously sprinkled throughout all eight episodes, with echoes of sci-fi elements from The X-Files and E.T. And despite its relative newness, it has already amassed a cult following, rousing widespread obsession and even heated public debates. (Let’s talk about Barb, shall we? Or not. It’s a sore subject.) Stranger Things, created by brothers Matt and Ross Duff......

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Harry Potter and the Author Who Wrote

Sep 20, 2016

It seems that just as the legions of Harry Potter fans will not be able to let go of the Boy Who Lived, his creator won’t be able to do so either. J. K. Rowling approved of the play written by Jack Thorne based on her best-selling novels. The Cursed Child was released on July 31, in conjunction to its staging at the Palace Theatre in London. But the new story was apparently not enough because months later, three new e-books showcasing more Harry Potter material were released—collections of short stories that would probe deeper into the dark side of the wizarding world. These books reveal intricate details about several characters’ lives, which the fans can be privy to only through......

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Call It a Wallet, But Don’t Underestimate It

Sep 18, 2016

Putting a new spin to convenience and accessibility, editing services provider 1-Hour Proofreading introduces 1HP Wallet. A latest feature activated in 1hourproofreading.com, 1HP Wallet is where your rewards are stored. You can also use Wallet to make an advance purchase, which is consumable based on the order you have made. You can use your Wallet credits after applying the discount code. 1-Hour Proofreading values its clients and their comfort. It is one of the reasons the 1-Hour Proofreading team continuously dedicates itself to efficiency and excellence, striving to be faster and better than any other editing services provider in the market. The team wants clients to have a......

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Of Creativity and Technicality

Sep 14, 2016

I’ve always thought that the books I so love are just products born from the imagination and creativity of fantastic writers. Of course, that is true. But I can’t deny the fact that behind the finished product that finds its way to my hands—before my eyes, with the words lifted from the page and into the corners of my brain—is a team of people who have made the publication possible, people who made sure that the author’s ideas are comprehensible and that the manuscript as a whole is at its best-possible form. I’m a self-professed book lover. With this love for the written word is also a drive to write those words myself and to create worlds built with pillars of my own purpose......

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Curses and Prophecies, Fathers and Sons

Sep 05, 2016

The Cursed Child introduces into Hogwarts a whole new generation of characters, the very progenies of the ones we loved and with whom we grew up. And while the original series features the antagonism between Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, The Cursed Child unapologetically subverts that and gives special emphasis on the friendship that formed between their respective sons. Yes, that’s right, The Cursed Child gives prominence to the friendship of Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy while also managing to shed light on both their relationships with their fathers and how the former seeks to reconcile who he was to who he has become and how the latter strives to give his son the c......

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