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!
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.
Ah, the English language! Fun factoid for writers and grammar geeks — words with several meanings, some opposite. Check out this link:
The English language is constantly evolving away from its British origins long ago. Canadians recognize Americanisms or Britishisms when we’re travelling (grits? tyre?) — here are a few Canadianisms most of us should recognize and a link to a book with many more compiled for us. Can you think of any more?
Here is an interesting article on one book author’s successful experience with self-publishing last year in Canada.
Thriller writer Elmore Leonard died this past week, and several news outlets have been highlighting his famous “10 Rules of Good Writing” — here is a link to his original NYT article, rather than just someone’s reiteration of his rules!
New little column highlighting some of the differences between the various “Englishes” you will come across as a copyeditor. As a Canadian editor, this very much hits home.
Great news, the use of “whom” has been steadily declining — I have been using it as little as possible for some time now. What do you think of this trend?
Who knew there was a special day of celebration for those of us who actually think and care about how a semi-colon ought to be wielded?! It’s National Grammar Day! So March forth on March 4th and CARE about commas!!