Copy Editor’s Corner

Copy Editor’s Corner | Comma Wars

Whether you call it a serial comma or the Oxford comma, mentioning it is bound to stir up a debate – and since Chicago Manual of Style recommends that extra [...]
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Copy Editor’s Corner | The mysterious semicolon

The dreaded semicolon. This little guy can really throw people for a loop. Maybe it’s the look of it – it’s not quite a comma, not quite a colon. What [...]
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Copy Editor’s Corner | Dare to compare, correctly

What’s the difference between “compare with” and “compare to,” anyway? Let’s compare the two phrases.
According to The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, “To compare [...]
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Copy Editor’s Corner | Grammar vs. Style

What’s the difference between grammar and style? It’s similar to the difference between a dictate and a suggestion — when a copy editor marks a change because it’s grammatically incorrect, [...]
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Copy Editor’s Corner | A Blog Post on Literally

It’s literally the worst thing to ever happen to the English language.
Merriam-Webster added a second definition under its literally entry, recognizing that the original — a synonym for “actually” [...]
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Copy Editor’s Corner | Less vs. Fewer

When’s the last time you read an ad that was several paragraphs or even a few sentences long? The most effective advertising — especially in magazines, websites and billboards — [...]
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