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Sorry, No, That’s Not What You Mean At All

Friday, October 26th, 2012 by Lisa Stonestreet

Your Highness: I’m not much of a writer but, like so many of your loyal subjects, I have a job that often requires me to write. I want to be professional—and avoid embarrassing mistakes. I need an on-call editor. Or at least a cheat sheet. Please help! My dear Subject, Ah, English! Constantly changing, constantly […]

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Damn You, Autocorrect: Bringing Writerly Mortification to the Masses

Friday, April 1st, 2011 by Lisa Stonestreet

When those pesky demons get into the phone, the results are both embarrassing and (for once, literally) laugh-out-loud funny.

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Excuse Your Typos? No I Won’t, Actually

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 by Chris Kent

As our fingers fly across our smartphones, we’ve developed a shorthand way to dash off messages without spending too much time on the finer points of spelling and grammar. “C U later” and “gr8” substitute for actual language when we’re communicating via the small screen. Makes you wonder what the great writers would have done […]

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How to Write a More Readable Marcomm Asset

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 by Keven Smith

When we’re aiming for highly readable text, we should use words with fewer syllables and write sentences that don’t ramble. Here’s how to follow the stats to top readability.

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What’s My E-mail Saying Behind My Back?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 by Lisa Stonestreet

Your Highness:

Many of my business contacts and coworkers know me primarily through e-mail; the impression I make is almost entirely via the written word. What can I do to avoid embarrassing myself in writing? The Grammar Queen points the way.

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