Posted on 06/24/2020 at 04:27 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve been putting commas in wherever you’d take a pause while speaking, we have some bad news for you:...

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Posted on 06/22/2020 at 11:23 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You already know that every word counts in your novel, especially in the first sentence or paragraph. Carla D. Bass...

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Posted on 05/27/2020 at 03:42 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Developmental editor Jessi Rita Hoffman freely admits that she herself was guilty of the most common issue she sees in...

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Posted on 03/25/2020 at 08:42 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Good news: the Kindlepreneur has a guide to formatting dialogue to share. Better news: its author admits there’s no need...

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Posted on 03/11/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An easy way to avoid language missteps is to just not use the word or punctuation mark in question, if...

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Posted on 02/20/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, so it makes perfect sense that we’d share a dog-related editing tip. Grammar...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 02/19/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congrats to Fussy author Julie Tetel Andresen for landing a guest post on The Creative Penn! In it, she explains...

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Posted on 02/11/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Confession: We’ve at least once rephrased a social media post, out of fear we’d mix up “uninterested” and “disinterested.” Yes,...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 02/04/2020 at 10:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Robert Lee Brewer concedes he’s likely overthinking the question of how to make “email” plural. However, if you’re among him...

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Posted on 01/30/2020 at 02:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It strikes us as funny that there’s such strong opinion over a phrase used to indicate a lack of interest....

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language