For some writers—and especially the more persnickety members of the Grammar Police—the phrase “reason why” is a huge pet peeve. “Why” seems redundant when it follows “reason”; shouldn't you simply say “the reason the cat jumped” as opposed to “the reason why the cat...
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Even the best writers sometimes aren’t sure when to capitalize the name of the degree they received from a college or university, whether they have a master's, bachelor's, or doctorate. So the Writer’s Relief proofreaders have simplified the capitalization rules for...
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...
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...
Biannual, biennial, or semiannual? Words defined, differences explained. Learn how to use these words correctly and you’ll be surprised at how many people use them incorrectly!
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