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    Rag to riches: a dressmaker's story

    Hello,

    I'm doing some creative writing. As a non-native, coming up with a title that sounds good or interesting in English can be a bit of a challenge because it requires more than just English language skills. Is "Rag to riches: a dress maker's story" OK as a title? And is it appropriately stylised (with a colon and all)?

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    Re: Rag to riches: a dressmaker's story

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,
    Is "Rags to riches: a dress maker's story" OK as a title?
    I have always heard/read it with the final "s" after "Rag". That said, the title will be OK if the story does deal with a dress maker, but not if it is about, say, a hunter .

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    Re: Rag to riches: a dressmaker's story

    'Dressmaker' is a single word, as in your title — not two as in your text.

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    Re: Rag to riches: a dressmaker's story

    Yes, "rags" with an "s". I realised the mistake after I clicked Submit. I didn't know how to edit my own post. And "dressmaker" too. Sorry.

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    Re: Rag to riches: a dressmaker's story

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Yes, "rags" with an "s". I realised the mistake after I clicked Submit. I didn't know how to edit my own post. And "dressmaker" too. Sorry.
    To edit your post after submitting, look in the bottom right-hand corner of your post where you will find the choices Edit Post, Reply and Reply with Quote.
    Click Edit Post.
    A box will appear with the contents of your post.
    Make the changes you need.
    Look again to the bottom right-hand corner of the box and you will see the word Save underneath.
    Click Save and your original post will now appear with those changes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Rag to riches: a dressmaker's story

    Saw it. Got it. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
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