For Crisp, Concise Writing, Try a Semicolon

For Crisp, Concise Writing, Try a Semicolon

In an era of compressed writing, semicolons can be helpful by saving you a word and making writing more crisp.   The semicolon is a misunderstood punctuation mark. Some people have a strange notion that a semicolon is for academic writing or that it is used by...
Hyphens and Dashes: Know the Difference

Hyphens and Dashes: Know the Difference

  Dashes and hyphens look to be similar punctuation marks, but they play different roles. Know the difference. A dash sets off information that needs emphasis; a hyphen joins words that are used together to form an adjective. The dash The dash is a detour on the...
Stop Over-Capitalization in Your Writing

Stop Over-Capitalization in Your Writing

Avoid the widespread writing and editing tendency to capitalize common nouns. Not everything is special, although many corporate writers and corporate communications professionals like to think so. Writers routinely uppercase names of committees, projects,...