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We've discussed how important proofreading is and how frustrating it is to publish something and THEN catch the mistakes. We've also discussed different methods for catching them. Among them are reading the copy aloud and reading it backwards. Also, most of us agree that setting the work aside fo...
You probably don't think much about the words "fewer" and "less" unless you see a sentence that jars or you are trying to decide which to use in a sentence.I happen to be thinking about them today because I was jarred by a sentence in an email.Some sentences do jar, but leave you going back to se...
Back in October I wrote a blog post about why grammar matters.The biggest reason was that good grammar and correct spelling lead to good communication. And why should you bother to write or speak at all except to communicate?The blog post broke it down into components, but communication was at th...
Don’t let them notice your words!When you’re working hard to write a blog post, a letter, or any other kind of marketing materials, your goal is, of course, to get your message across.One way to make that happen is to write in such a way that your readers don’t notice your words. Instead, they sh...
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...you get some strange words.Today I got an email from someone called igor. The subject line read IK.I have no idea who that is or what IK means, but he said: "Hey, it seems like it’s been a while since you checked out my emails so I wanted to make sure everything is alright.""Are you still loo...
Are you using parallelism, anaphoras, and epistrophes?What am I talking about? And using them for what? To enhance the appeal of your writing, of course! The academics in this crowd with degrees in English already know what these words mean. We all know what the word parallel means, but perhaps n...
Found in my email this morning: Writing advice from Samuel Langhorne Clemens - otherwise known as Mark Twain.If people lived that long, he would have been 188 years old today.And as much as things change, they also stay the same. Mark Twain's quotes are always wise, and this one is no exception:...
This was one smart lady. And from everything I've read, she did practice what she preached! "When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out."Eleanor Roosevelt Who do you know who needs a shot of joy today? Give it...
In case you didn't know, today is World Kindness Day. But of course none of us should need a special day to be kind any more than we should need a special day of the year to give thanks. There's no question that being kind helps other people. In fact, there are documented instances of times when ...