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Affect vs. Effect & 34 Other Common Confusions (Infographic)

Affect vs. Effect & 34 Other Common Confusions (Infographic) | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
In this infographic you’ll learn to differentiate: Affect and Effect, Advice and Advise, Your and You’re, Then and Than, Its and It’s, Who and Whom, Which and That, and many more.
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11 Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without

11 Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Here are 11 lesser-known but highly effective tricks to make Word your new best work friend.
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Some new (to me) ideas here - handy for writing, formatting and proofreading, too!
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Grammar Hammer: How to Capitalize Formal Titles & Job Titles in Your Writing

Grammar Hammer: How to Capitalize Formal Titles & Job Titles in Your Writing | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
In the war over proper grammar, one of the biggest minefields writers must navigate is when to capitalize a...
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“The Subversive Copy Editor” - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

“The Subversive Copy Editor” - Chicago Tonight | WTTW | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Carol Fisher Saller's principles of copy editing might surprise anyone who's ever tussled with an editor over a piece of writing.
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Break style "rules" when they don't serve the reader!  Interesting interview - I'd be interested in reading this book.

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Emoticons and symbols aren't ruining language – they're revolutionizing it

Emoticons and symbols aren't ruining language – they're revolutionizing it | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it

VDon't listen to the naysayers. New ways of communicating have created a wealth of new opportunities to harness – and study – language.

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Look at those historical emoticons!  Interesting discussion of electronic "shorthand" for non-verbal cues.

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The Top 15 Punctuation Marks Explained

The Top 15 Punctuation Marks Explained | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
RT @NikkiWoods: The Top 15 Punctuation Marks Explained | Nikki Woods: Global Visibility Expert http://t.co/uEEJpsoVxN
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Five Ways Punctuation Is Changing!

Five Ways Punctuation Is Changing! | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Happy National Punctuation Day (Today is National Punctuation Day http://t.co/DQyLUX2Sqy)
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11 Grammar Lessons From the Leaked CIA Style Book

11 Grammar Lessons From the Leaked CIA Style Book | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Strunk & White for Spies. (11 Grammar Lessons From the Leaked CIA Style Book — http://t.co/ceZnQneYh6)
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Exacting and entertaining.

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11 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Sound Like a Pompous Jerk ...

11 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Sound Like a Pompous Jerk ... | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
I'm a firm believer that rules are meant to be broken, and stringent members of the grammar police tend to be an annoying bunch. But truly bad grammar can diminish your reputation, make you appear careless, and cost you money through ...
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What are the correct rules of English grammar?

What are the correct rules of English grammar? | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
This might sound like an outlandish claim, but the counter-argument — that bad grammar is endemic — rests on two common misunderstandings. The first arises because of confusion about what the category 'grammar' ...
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Think about this: "Adult native speakers of a language rarely, if ever, make grammatical mistakes."


I can get behind the argument that standards are important, but clinging to outdated or overly formal usage is not.

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10 Interface Typos You Don't Even Know You're Making

10 Interface Typos You Don't Even Know You're Making | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Is it login or log in? Ebook or eBook? Who even knows any more? In this article, I’ll highlight the 10 most common user interface typos I see (as in all the time) and help you avoid them.
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For the AP Stylebook, it's 'more than' over - Washington Post (blog)

For the AP Stylebook, it's 'more than' over - Washington Post (blog) | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
For the AP Stylebook, it's 'more than' over Washington Post (blog) The thing about Grammar Nazism is that inevitably the longer you wax on about what a stickler you are for absolute grammatical correctness, the more likely it becomes that you are...
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Let's not take ourselves too seriously; however, AP has caved about "more than" and "over."

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6 Quick Proofreading Tips | Linda Taylor's Blog

6 Quick Proofreading Tips | Linda Taylor's Blog | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
The day is devoted to “mistake-free writing” and projecting “a professional image with well-written documents that are 100 percent accurate.” Started by Judy ... All manuscripts go through several phases of editing, and I've done them all.
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March 8 is National Proofreading Day!  This post also explains the differences between editing, copyediting and proofreading.

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Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips
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Grammar Hammer: Hone In or Home In?

Grammar Hammer: Hone In or Home In? | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Any editor will tell you that spellcheck is an unreliable proofreading tool. Everyone – including seasoned...
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Just the Facts, Ma'am - News from Rutgers

Just the Facts, Ma'am - News from Rutgers | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Just the Facts, Ma'am
News from Rutgers
The book grew out of a blog she was writing for the New Yorker's website that addressed prickly issues of grammar. Matt Weiland, her editor at W.W.
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Another book to add to the "To Read" list!

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Stop shaming people on the Internet for grammar mistakes. Its not there fault.

Stop shaming people on the Internet for grammar mistakes. Its not there fault. | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
The way our brains are wired makes us all susceptible to grammar slip-ups.
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Your mind is not set up like a dictionary ...

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What Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker.

What Can Linguistics Tell Us About Writing Better? An Interview with Steven Pinker. | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
I talked recently with Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct and other books about language and the mind, about his new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.  This seems like quite a...
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I would like to read this book!

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These Punctuation Marks Look Absolutely Nothing Like They Used To

These Punctuation Marks Look Absolutely Nothing Like They Used To | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
The comma is one of the oldest marks of punctuation. It was created over 2,300 years ago by a Greek scholar named Aristophanes, head of the fabled Library of Alexandra, in a punctuational big bang that also gave us the colon and the period....
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Some insight into the origins of our punctuation marks.

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25 editing tips for your writer's toolbox

25 editing tips for your writer's toolbox | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Differentiating between content editing and proofreading, checking for organization and flow, and cutting fluff and off-topic elements are among the essentials of thorough editing.
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4 Techniques for Proofreading Your Video

4 Techniques for Proofreading Your Video | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
A few simple techniques for detecting issues in your own video work. (Got a solid proof of your video?
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Smart advice. I often think of editing video, but proofreading?  Not so much.  And, it begins with "Et voila!"

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Tools to Help You Proofread Emails

Tools to Help You Proofread Emails | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
From CC'ing the wrong person to misspelling key words, in the world of emails, the delete button does not apply after sending. Here are the tools to help.
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I suspect that the bulk of my proofreading duties involve email ... Although several of the tools/services mentioned are paid, there are a few free ones I'd be interested in trying out.  

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Punctuation Explanation by Russell Baker

Punctuation Explanation by Russell Baker | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
RT @Gert166: Great punctuation explanation http://t.co/JGYl1NPmmF #SPaG
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Hadn't thought of punctuation as written body language before. Interesting.

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Is Your Usage Right When You Say 'Grammar'? - Huffington Post

Is Your Usage Right When You Say 'Grammar'? - Huffington Post | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
Is Your Usage Right When You Say 'Grammar'?
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Putting concepts in the proper buckets can be tricky!

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When to Capitalize Seasons

When to Capitalize Seasons | Grammar & Proofreading | Scoop.it
When should you capitalize season names, and why are there different names for seasons such as “autumn” and “fall”?
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Just when I was starting to second-guess myself about capitalizing spring, Grammar Girl came to my rescue!

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