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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

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

Posted on 10/12/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A frustrated reader wrote to Grammar Girl to complain about seeing a particular exclamation of emotion spelled “woah” and not...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 10/10/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you see the word “expletive,” you probably expect something profane. But in the world of grammar, an expletive is...

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Posted on 10/04/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Perhaps you’ve been using “while” and “although” interchangeably, or perhaps you’re like Mignon Fogarty and have cringed at such usage...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 09/21/2020 at 09:00 AM by Guest Author

Adopting a unique writing style can give you confidence, help you stand out, and more. Here’s some insight into how...

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Tagged As: Language, Writing advice

Posted on 09/04/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s easy to guess why Grammar Girl has chosen three recent word-choice topics to expound upon. “Gantlet” versus “gauntlet” and...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 07/29/2020 at 03:13 PM by Guest Author

A great book isn’t just engaging. It’s also well written in the technical sense. Learn why good grammar is so...

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Tagged As: Editing, Language