English Writing Tip: how to type or edit text in another language

I was recently editing a thesis written in English by a Turkish student.  The layout, text, and ideas conveyed were very good. However, there were tons of grammar mistakes!

Most of us likely use Microsoft Word when creating a document.  Microsoft Office products will help in editing (spell check and proofing )a document.  As a default, spelling mistakes show up in red and grammar mistakes in green.

The issue with using the “review” tools by Microsoft is that the applications usually edit only one language at a time.  Therefore, settings must be changed on your computer before creating the document.  This is much easier than it sounds and is worth it, especially when writing a longer document such as a thesis!

Here is a link to Microsoft’s directions on how to change the necessary functionality in Microsoft applications and in Windows:


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