Punctuation: The rules of language that keep us on track

Why is punctuation important? Proper punctuation conveys a clear message that is easily understood. Using punctuation correctly in writing is like obeying road traffic signs when driving. It keeps us safe – safe from misunderstanding and incorrect meaning. Accidents in writing, because of misplaced commas or incorrectly used full stops, for example, can be almost … Read more

Editors use grammar that is current and clear

Effective editors appreciate good grammar (and avoid unnecessary alliteration, among other things)   Grammar convention must be current Because language changes over time, our writing needs to reflect this. We often associate grammar with English teachers and authors, but editors and proofreaders also have the skill to identify problems in sentence construction or ways to … Read more