“Bottom line: When the collection referred to by the word bunch is made up of people, a plural verb does not jar. When referring to bundles of straw, grass, grapes, cornhusks and the like, pair bunch with a singular verb.” But read this whole article for a more thorough explanation.
Excellent article, offering some thoughts for new writers on the complicated author-editor relationship.
Source: Advice for new authors about editors (essay)
Great article on the importance of spelling in this age of anything goes:
“Marshall McLuhan once said Canada is the world’s only country that knows how to live without an identity. What more is needed to bind us together than a dictionary with a 4,833-word entry for “eh” and an account of the profound nationalist meaning of “all-dressed” in both official languages?”
Source: Dictionary of Canadianisms is ‘tabled’ and ‘all-dressed’ – The Globe and Mail
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Source: Pay me. Up front. At least half. Then I start work. – Best Write Communications