Why Grammar Matters

You’ve probably heard a writer somewhere, sometime, say, “Words are the tools of my trade.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. While that sentiment is true, grammar and punctuation are right there taking up space in the same toolbox, like … Continued

Grammar on my Mind

It was the year of editing dangerously. Okay, admittedly, not that bad. While it wasn’t exactly dangerous, I found certain errors kept creeping into the manuscripts, no matter if the stories came from Denmark or Duluth. My list of common … Continued

Wearing my Writer Hat

  For anyone wondering if the editor can write, stop by my new website entitled A Rural Girl Writes. Part inspiration, part practical living, the blog will feature recipes, gardening adventures, and DIY projects as well as reflections of rural … Continued

Capital Confusion

One grammar question I run across often is when to capitalize a name or title, particularly when it pertains to family relationships. For example, here’s something I commonly see: When my Mother came to visit last August, she stayed five … Continued

Great Quote

                                                                                                                “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges

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