Posted on 02/07/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Benjamin Dreyer has spent nearly three decades in the copy-editing field, so unsurprisingly he has more than a few stron...

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Posted on 12/23/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Christmas just came early for those passionate about punctuation. Grammar Girl discusses how to properly use a colon and...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 12/25/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Don’t call us Grinches, but we’re sharing a grammar podcast on Christmas Day. The episode in question addres...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 12/12/2018 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If, unlike us, you didn’t have an international student friend to explain the difference between "i.e."...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 11/11/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This post isn’t exactly a tip for authors, but we thought it might be a nice balm for anyone who’s ever been...

Tagged As: Editing, Language

Posted on 10/27/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Do you know the difference between the following sets of words? Alternate and alternative Disinterested and uninterested...

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Tagged As: Language, Literary Hub

Posted on 10/24/2018 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Confession: If we’re unsure about correct grammar, we’ll often just rephrase the sentence. But sometimes tha...

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Posted on 10/22/2018 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes the language rules we were taught as kids turn out to have been a bit oversimplified, especially if your adult...

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Posted on 10/01/2018 at 10:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It may be blasphemy to many ears, but the Oxford English Dictionary editors aren’t afraid to say it: “They&r...

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Tagged As: Language, Writing advice

Posted on 09/26/2018 at 01:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Outside of the Fussy world, I volunteer at Girls on the Run, a healthy-choices program for girls ages eight to thirteen....