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?”
It’s always a good idea to have a copyeditor review your PowerPoint presentation — too many presenters throw their slides together without thinking about how their appearance and accuracy reflects on them as a professional. Here are some tips and shortcuts for putting together a good presentation. And when you’re done, send it along to me for review!
Here’s a handy flowchart to help you decide, but it’s generally a good idea to abstain as much as possible!
Get up from your desk and take a walk! Your furry coworker will appreciate it and it will get your creative juices flowing — a proven fact!
You’ve likely seen this infographic before, but it’s worth a repeat — so many of these spelling and grammar errors can be avoided with careful writing…and a copy edit! Hire an editor!
Tweet or tweet? Website or web site? Well, for those of us who write for the web (and care about such distinctions!), there is a new style guide for the internet (lowercase), published by Buzzfeed. Next time you’re wondering about whether Twitterverse is capped, check it out!
Writers, take note: this is a great little website explaining all the possible ways to use and misuse the comma, and it includes relevant examples.