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 06/11/2020 at 08:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2020 has been a memorable year for the human species, and it’s a good thing our dictionaries have virtual options...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Diversity, Language

Posted on 05/31/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When, where, and why did the phrase “social distancing” first appear? If your guess was this past spring over the...

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 04/15/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One more sign of the times: the Oxford English Dictionary is being updated, ahead of schedule, to reflect new words...

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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 03/03/2020 at 03:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oxford University Press has received an open letter, signed by a number of academics and equality advocates, asking for revisions...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

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