Posted on 02/25/2021 at 03:22 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some editing and revising tips are like a deep clean of your house, while others are a nice surface-clean. Today’s...

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Posted on 02/16/2021 at 10:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Forming plurals correctly in your native language can be difficult enough for English speakers. And that isn’t counting the number...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 02/09/2021 at 11:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As former journalists, we have no problem remembering that Associated Press style prefers “toward” versus “towards.” (On the flip side,...

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Posted on 01/16/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In terms of the calendar, 2020 and January 6, 2021, are both behind us. There’s no denying that their effects...

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Posted on 01/05/2021 at 03:08 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Trust us — when we share Grammar Girl posts, we’re not doing it out of a smug sense of superiority....

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 12/28/2020 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you’re not writing with the audiobook in mind, and even if your reader never speaks your words aloud,...

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Posted on 11/18/2020 at 10:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Several notable authors have expressed their disdain for flowery language. Mathina Calliope — an author, editor, and writing coach who...

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Tagged As: Jane Friedman, Language

Posted on 11/08/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Another installment in our series of forget-high-school-English-class posts comes courtesy of Joseph C. Kunz. Kunz recommends that his fellow nonfiction...

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Tagged As: Language, Nonfiction

Posted on 10/30/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Falling leaves, Halloween parties, discussions of when to use commas — it really feels like back-to-school season around here at...

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Posted on 10/23/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The rules for formatting external dialogue are fairly straightforward — sure, they vary in different countries, but at least each...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language