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"The Banksy of Punctuation"
AP Never Changes, Never Progresses
Hating on Editors
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I’m Cheating on AP Style
Let me say that another way: I’m not being entirely faithful to AP style. If I’m editing for a client who prefers AP style or Chicago...
Twitter, Language, and Brevity
Twitter is fascinating in many ways, but for me, two things stand out. (If you don’t know what Twitter is, click here.) If you google...
The Most Passive Sentence of All Time
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Geeking Out with Punctuation
On Twitter, @GrammarGirl tweeted a link to a CollegeHumor video about a punctuation recession. It was a cute idea for a satire, but I...
Maddening, Myopic AP
As a high-tech editor, I usually adhere to Associated Press style, despite the fact that the AP Stylebook is a poor fit for technical...
Am I missing out on a primo opportunity to be pitching my services as an editor for spam? Because, really, take a gander at this hot...
Dash Clash — En or Em
I’ve noticed that WordPress is automatically converting double hyphens in my posts to em dashes, and I’m not happy. At my last job...
Happy National Grammar Day!
Ah, the geekiest of holidays has arrived. It’s a time to remember that grammatically correct sentences do not just write themselves. If,...
The Mighty I
Every issue of Entertainment Weekly has a what’s hot/what’s not sidebar, and I’m loving this week’s reference: In: I/Me Five Minutes...
How long does it take you to stop saying “Dear” or “Hi” in the course of an e-mail exchange? And do you place a comma after the...