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The Art of Proofreading

In this information age, the art of proofreading can become a lost one. With the pressure many organizations face to compete with others to publish content quicker, some are forfeiting quality in favor of speed. Instead of including time for … Continue reading

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Avoid Cannibalism: Use a Comma

(For Jennifer) Recently I joined a very popular Facebook group created to save society from cannibalism: “‘Let’s eat Grandma!’ or, ‘Let’s eat, Grandma!’ Punctuation saves lives.” With its 667,470 fans, this Facebook group demonstrates the importance of the comma to … Continue reading

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The Controversial Oxford Comma

Use of the Oxford comma (also known as the serial comma or the Harvard comma) is often debated in the grammar world. To use it or not: that is the question. Most non-journalistic writing in the United States follows the … Continue reading

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Hyphens: Correct Usage Between Words

In my experience, usage of the hyphen both in formal and informal writing is often haphazard. Sure, it’s possible that your readers will not notice (or care) that your hyphenation is incorrect (or missing), but when it comes to writing … Continue reading

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