Reading between the dots ...

I love ellipses......more

Dec 04 - Those Little Things (A Rant)

Yes, this is a bit of a rant.  The title was meant to forewarn those who may offend easily, because there's simply no way to say what I have to say without possibly sounding like a total snob.  So, here goes nothing:...more
I don't envy you your career!  However, I could never use the excuse "I'm a writer, that's what ...more

I'm Judging You

I’m judging you and really do feel a little bad about it.I think we’ve all read articles, blog posts, status updates and tweets with commentary on the misuse of words like “your” and “you’re”. Some people say it’s their #1 pet peeve....more

Paddy, Not Patty

La Fhéile Pádraig Shona Daoibh!...more

Grammar Tips for Cover Letters and Resumes

Yesterday we talked about the importance of having a resume and cover letter that are free of typos and grammatical errors.  You know what to look for with typos – did you write teh instead of the, or you forgot to pluralize a word or misspelled someone’s name.  Typos happen, and are forgivable- sometimes.  What aren’t forgivable are grammatical errors.    Grammar and the way that we use language say a lot about us, and whether we like it or not, we are judged by it.  Everything that we do – whether it’s personal or professional – invo...more

Blog Writing Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Common Grammatical Errors

I was honored to be a speaker at BlogHer ’12 in New York a couple weeks ago. I was asked to lead two 30-minute grammar clinics in The Writing Lab. The topic was How to Identify and Avoid Common Errors....more

17 Gifts for Grammar Geeks

You probably have someone on your list who will probably never lay (and definitely never lie) down her red pen. Punctuate her holidays with an editor-approved grammar gift guide; you can choose for yourself whether to sign it "Santa Clause." ...more
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NaBloPoMo Day 8: Teaching an Old Dog Correct Grammar

Rusty and me--not that he minds when I tell him to "lay down." ...more

Calling It Out: Good Grammar, Your Get Out of Jail Free Card

Grammar police here. I'm pulling you over for a couple of good reasons. First, to have you stop and think carefully before taking further action. Second, if what you're communicating is important, then read on: ...more
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Words That Just Make Everyone Uncomfortable

I love words; I really do. The right words in the right hands can give expression to the part of man that mirrors God. But some words are just incurably, gratuitously dumb. ...more

"Awesome" has been taking some heat in the comments, but I like it a lot too!

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