Why Punctuation Is Important: Humor and Horror

What if you want to ask someone a question but you shout at them instead? A typo with your punctuation can be a minor mistake in some cases, but in others, your punctuation can change the meaning of your words. Here are some examples that show why punctuation is important. In these cases, the resultContinue reading “Why Punctuation Is Important: Humor and Horror”

How Technical Writing Will Impact Your Everyday Life

Online shopping, electronic mail, cloud computing, chatbots, and virtual reality are changing our everyday lives. But these technological advances would not be the same without technical writing. Technical writing – including software documentation – is the instructions, user guides, and more that impact our use of these tech services. As our reliance on technology increases,Continue reading “How Technical Writing Will Impact Your Everyday Life”

What Are the Four Stages of Editing?

Thinking of hiring an editor? Just like you wouldn’t make a major purchase (like a computer, car, or house) without first becoming a bit of an expert on the topic yourself, you shouldn’t hire an editor without learning some editing basics first. Learning the lingo is essential to get on the same page with theContinue reading “What Are the Four Stages of Editing?”

10 Quick Grammar Tips that Make You Look Smart

Grammar is a tough subject, wouldn’t you agree? Even if you’re a grammar nerd (cough) expert, you’ll find that rules change. English is a living language, and what wasn’t correct before can become accepted! On the flip side, some mistakes are repeated so often that people think they are correct when they aren’t. Here areContinue reading “10 Quick Grammar Tips that Make You Look Smart”

Fun With Language

How much fun can you have with words? As much fun as your imagination can create! Many languages have homonyms. But be careful how you use them. For example, watch how you use they’re, their, and there in English. These are misused more often than they should! Can you think of any homonyms from otherContinue reading “Fun With Language”