Edit and proofread your own writing

October 5, 2017
A second pair of eyes is always ideal, but having to apply your skills without a safety net will always happen at some point.
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How to repair a comma splice

September 7, 2017
“It hasn’t rained for three weeks, all the flowers are dying” is an example of a comma splice. It’s called that because a comma is used to splice together two sentences, which is incorrect. How do you fix one?
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Words, Words, Words: August ’17

August 12, 2017
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
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‘Into’ and ‘Onto’ vs. ‘In To’ and ‘On To’

August 3, 2017
Here’s a classic is-it-this-way or is-it-that-way problem that a lot of people get wrong.
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Words are too long–let’s shorten them!

June 6, 2017
Knowing the difference between the types of phrase shorteners can help you use them correctly in writing.
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Words, Words, Words: May ’17

April 27, 2017
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
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Make the colon your punctuation ally

April 6, 2017
Colons are most often used when introducing a list, and their primary function is to tell the reader that more information is on its way.
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Words, Words, Words: April ’17

March 22, 2017
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
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Beware the meaning-changing apostrophe

March 3, 2017
Apostrophes can be tricky and are frequently misused, especially in attempts to distinguish between a descriptive plural word and plural ownership.
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Words, Words, Words: March ’17

February 22, 2017
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
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