Dec 6
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© 2006 Ben Pid­ding­ton, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio

A lot of peo­ple get con­fused about the dif­fer­ence between affect and effect, not to men­tion how they vary as nouns and verbs. I was dis­mayed, how­ever, to see such a mix-up sur­face in The New York Times. Alas, every­one makes mis­takes, so let’s learn from theirs: Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 8
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My “Gram­mar Grad­u­a­tion certificate”!

This was fun! Take this gram­mar quiz and see how you do! Gram­mar hap­pens to be “my thing”; if it’s not yours — and you are in need of some writ­ing assis­tance — shame­less plug: be in touch, and let’s see if we’re a good fit to work on your piece together! ~Heidi

 

Jan 23
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'Day 73' photo (c) 2008, Bastian - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

I have a Google Alert for the phrase “copy edi­tor needed,” so every once in a while a pos­si­ble project oppor­tu­nity floats into my email inbox. I got a kick out of yesterday’s:

Assis­tant Copy Edi­tor Needed

… is look­ing for an Assis­tant Copy Edi­tor. The Assis­tant Copy Edi­tor will train under … the cur­rent copy edi­tor. … We are start­ing our search early because of the high spec­i­fi­ca­tions we have for this posi­tion. They are as fol­lows: Read the rest of this entry »

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