Viewing: rules

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Semicolon

Semicolons

Semicolons are essential to complex and entertaining writing. Using semicolons properly enhances the reader’s experience by providing breaks in the action which clarify, combine and characterize.

Posted in Grammarian, Punctuation

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Brevity: Top 3 Ways to be Succinct

Wordiness obfuscates concepts. Simple sentences in plain language engage readers in the content rather than exercise their brains attempting to parse the language. Three very simple techniques are quick ways to trim words without trimming meaning.

Posted in Better Writing, Editor

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Commonly Confused Nouns & Verbs

One of the first items on your editor’s agenda is to make sure you really meant to say what you wrote. Writing the wrong word when you meant something else will confuse, irritate and frustrate your readers. Often, nouns and verbs which sound similar are confused for one another. This quick guide will help you choose the right word.

Posted in Better Writing, Editor

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Apostrophe

Apostrophes

Apostrophes replace a letter or letters to form contractions or are combined with and without the letterĀ s to form possessives. Apostrophes never denote plurals.

Posted in Grammarian, Punctuation