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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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Quotation Dos and Don’ts

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 by Lisa Stonestreet

Your Highness: I hold a job that requires I write articles, press releases, and similar pieces in which I quote others. You’d think I’d have such matters down by now, but I’ll come clean: I never really learned the rules for using quotation marks. To complicate matters further, I’m a bit of an Anglophile—only the […]

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Typos of Death

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 by Lisa Stonestreet

There are just some typos you can’t forget – even if you want to.

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Never Fear the Semicolon

Friday, June 17th, 2011 by Lisa Stonestreet

Your Highness: I have a confession to make: I live in fear of the semicolon. As phobias go, I know it could be worse. I could have an aversion to, say, spiders, or maybe conference calls or my BlackBerry. Which would really be unfortunate, since I work in marketing. Anyway. I’m tired of worrying about […]

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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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Can’t Turn It Off

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 by Keven Smith

Being a writer is not something one can just turn off at 5 p.m. It’s an all-encompassing desire to analyze and edit all the verbiage one encounters in daily life.

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