Tag: grammar

Amanda’s Favorite Articles About Editing

Posted November 28, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Amanda’s Favorite Articles About Editing

First comes writing, then comes editing, then comes the final draft and the publish button. After my roundup of writing articles, it seemed appropriate to compile a list of my favorite articles about editing too. Though you can read posts I have on editing, editing myths, and grammar, I want to feature informative posts from […]

How to Use a Semi-Colon

Posted October 3, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How to Use a Semi-Colon

How to use a semi-colon is a problem that baffles many people—whether they realize it or not. But no more. Let’s put an end to semi-colon confusion. Those poor, misunderstood semi-colons. And those poor, misunderstood editors who have to fix all fifty semi-colon mistakes in a single manuscript. Ahem. That may be an exaggeration. A […]

Grammar Tricks [2]

Posted May 14, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Grammar Tricks [2]

Happiness for me is making grammar easy and accessible. I’ve already given you grammar tricks for its/it’s, whose/who’s, your/you’re, and I/me. Now I am BACK with a few more for you. This time we’re tackling let’s/lets, i.e./e.g., and amount/number. Are you ready? Here we go. Let’s or lets? Let’s is a contraction for “let us.” […]