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

Posted on 07/26/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a dramatic uptick in the use of "Black" versus "black" when referring...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 07/07/2020 at 11:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We shared controversial language news on our reader blog yesterday (and made sure it was seen by posting it on...

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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