Hey, everyone! A bit of a change-up, this month, as I give you a peek into my world of writing. OH! No, no, no! Don't click away! I promise: you're going to have fun. Here we go …. Try this when you get bored: 1. Corral a few writers in a room. 2. Ask, "Do you use the Oxford comma?" 3. Stand back and watch the fireworks. When it comes to the series of … [Read more...] about A fun look at the Oxford comma squabble!
As a proofer, I sometimes shake my head in wonder and chuckle at word problems. This headline, for example: How Much it Costs for a Family to Live in 20 U.S. Cities "Say what?!" I thought it was difficult paying our bills, but 20 different places to keep up? The kitchen gadgets alone would kill the York budget! OK, I know the author meant 'Living Costs … [Read more...] about “Say WHAT?!”
[I'm working on this page, today.] One of the things I especially like about having my own writing business is the ability to help when a volunteer group needs a newsletter or a final look-see for a website. This is one place I can ‘give back to the community,’ as well as help someone who is in panic mode. For example, the person who shows up at meetings … [Read more...] about “Can I use ‘their’ in sentences ?”
“I’m correcting your grammar in my head.” Oh, how I wish I had bought that sign for my office, just to start each day with a grin ... or a grumble, depending on the situation. Here's one of the 'grumbles': Over the past couple of decades, I have become alarmed with the decline in Americans’ grammar. Many schools have curtailed training in our nation’s … [Read more...] about ‘Him,’ ‘Me,’ and ‘I’: Grammar Check