Proofreading Pointers…Presto!

Use this “proofreading pointers” checklist for impressive writing in no time flat! Do subjects and verbs agree in number (singular vs. plural)? Do verb tenses correctly indicate timing and completion of actions? Do pronouns and the nouns they replace (antecedents) agree in number (singular vs. plural)? Do pronouns reflect the right gender and form (subjective vs. objective…

Texting and Poor Writing Skills: No Reason to LOL!

Texting and Poor Writing Skills: No Reason to LOL Although today’s students spend more time writing than past generations did both in and out of school, texting lingo, abbreviations, symbols, and emoticons are rapidly pervading–and eroding–formal writing. The unfortunate result is a lack of professional, appropriate communication and presentation, which down the road can lead to…

The Importance of Proofreading

The Importance of Proofreading: Proofread- and Proofread Again! Proud of your content and design, you finally publish or go to print with your latest online or print marketing material.  You checked it over, maybe even a few times, making sure it made sense and that there were no errors. After the piece is published or…

The Ellipsis

… The ellipsis (plural ellipses), or three dots in a row, tells the reader that words have been omitted from a quotation.  When used at the end of a sentence, add a fourth dot to show a period as the ending punctuation.  Ellipses can also indicate that the writer’s thoughts are unfinished or have trailed…

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