Ever wonder why there are multiple spellings of Hanukkah/Chanukah? According to an article that Writer’s Relief found in Time: “With so many ways to correctly get the point of Hanukkah across, the proper spelling really turns into a matter of preference and mass...
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Harness The Power Of…The Ellipsis!
Love the ellipsis? So do we! But an ellipsis can be a touchy, persnickety little punctuation mark. Used in the wrong situation, ellipses can appear overdone, overly dramatic, silly, sloppy, unnecessary... You get the point. As writers and authors, we may need to ask...
Spelling: Open Mike or Open Mic?
As proofreaders, we run into the “open mike” or “open mic” question pretty regularly. And there are some strong opinions out there: Open Mike Who is this Mike guy? And what does he have to do with a microphone? Open Mic Is that like, “open sesame?” How exactly does...
Cannot Or Can Not? One Word Or Two?
Ever wonder which is more appropriate—“cannot” or “can not”? Really, both are fine, interchangeable, and mean “unable to do” something. However, “cannot” is used far more commonly, and you should use that form in your writing. The exceptions? You can use “can not” for...
US vs. U.S.: When To Use Periods And When To Leave Them Out
When should you use US or U.S. when abbreviating? Our article clearly defines which circumstances call for each version.
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