As has been the trend in recent posts, yet again I’m blogging about something I have been saying incorrectly for most of my life. And I never realized it until recently. In fact, it was such a light-bulb moment that I called several people close to me to ask them how they used this term, […]
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Last week I shared a word I found out I had been saying incorrectly for more than four decades: Sherbet After telling my “sher-bert” story, I asked you to chime in with similar examples. You did not disappoint! We’ve had so much fun these past few days sharing some hilarious stories and examples, and I […]
For four decades, I have been mispronouncing this word.
I still lose sleep over an executive tips book I wrote in 1999 where in the 13th chapter I recommend presenters take a “sneak peak” at their notes whenever needed.
Behind-the-scenes note: I write on Monday and publish on Wednesday, so I’m penning this on the third Monday in February, otherwise known as Presidents’ Day. Or is it Presidents Day? Or President’s Day.
Last week we announced a new blog series we’re calling Grammar Grapplers. A grappler is a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding. The first commonly confused word pair we’re providing a hook for grasping is the difference between compose and comprise.
We’re launching a new blog series this week: Grammar Grapplers. The reason I have been eagerly anticipating this new series? These questions have come directly from you. For six months, I have been collecting questions from our community of readers, and today we publish the first response.
Whether you are back at your regular desk or still working from the kitchen table, take a look around your current workstation. Are you prepared to do your best proofreading? Are your proofing props in place? What environmental changes will facilitate letter-perfect proofreading where you work?