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Quite a few everyday words, such as ‘vitamin’ and ‘pixel,’ are actually combinations of two. Other combined words are a little more obvious.
12/4/2013 2:52:12 PM
Is the press release dead? Not yet, says a PR Newswire exec. Those old releases are content that keep resurfacing in searches—if you do it right.
12/3/2013 2:51:06 PM
Whether they imply something that probably isn’t the speaker’s intent, are overused, or are simply offensive, these terms are all highly problematic.
12/3/2013 2:45:48 PM
Some people get quite passionate about how many spaces to put after a sentence-ending punctuation mark, but is there an absolute answer?
11/29/2013 2:49:47 PM
A collection of tips and guidelines for public relations pros from the self-proclaimed ‘bible for journalists and anyone who cares about good writing.’
11/29/2013 2:48:59 PM
Are techniques such as changing your email habits really all that effective when it comes to boosting your writing and editing efficiency?
11/13/2013 2:52:36 PM
Complaints prompted the company to explain that the word’s meaning has changed over time, but people aren’t particularly satisfied with that line of reasoning.
10/31/2013 1:51:07 PM
Some are a matter of preference; others are concrete rules. Either way, these writing tics can lead one to pull his or her hair out.
10/23/2013 1:52:19 PM
As Strunk and White wrote, ‘Omit needless words.’ Many common phrases include superfluous modifiers. Whether you’re writing or editing, get rid of them.
10/16/2013 1:52:35 PM
When a customer starts the conversation, it takes more to keep it going than a standard sales push.
10/2/2013 1:52:30 PM
Inspired by a frequently used yet non-standard punctuation hybrid that’s crept into our everyday copy, one writer offers a few more additions and solicits your own.
9/26/2013 1:47:18 PM
If you want your online content to turn readers into buyers, consider these pointers from some of advertising's biggest players.
9/23/2013 1:47:45 PM
You probably recognize the terms palindrome and diacritic, but do you know what a collocation is? How about an ambigram?
9/19/2013 1:53:52 PM
‘Swam’ or ‘swum’? ‘Dived’ or ‘dove’? Try these tips when you can’t figure out the difference.
8/30/2013 1:46:25 PM
If you’re still upset about the new definition of 'literally,' take a moment to consider these other examples of fluid language (with a heaping helping of sarcasm).
8/26/2013 1:52:41 PM