Can Attorneys, Medical Professionals and Cops Write Better, Please?

Why do we dread reading medical records and legal notifications? Because we don’t understand them, that’s why. Who knows what kind of crucial information we’re missing out on simply because of overused jargon, poor grammar, misspellings and a stupefying abundance of words. But now, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, the […]

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Good Signs Gone Bad: When Will The Madness Stop?

By now, most school districts around the country have begun another academic year. Many students complete their writing assignments on computers, but such technological wonders as a spell checker, formatting tools and a pop-up dictionary/thesaurus don’t seem to be helping high school graduates succeed at writing. Consider this recent news item from The Huffington Post: […]


How to Write a Better Online Review

When you’re booking a hotel, making a restaurant reservation or considering which book to read next, do you check out the online reviews? My own unscientific research suggests people who write those reviews do it for one of four reasons: 1. They’re bored. 2. They want attention. 3. They have a gripe (legitimate or not) […]

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Grammar Points #3: How to Avoid Apostrophe Atrocities

To apostrophe or not to apostrophe? That is the question you need to ask when writing. Otherwise, as August 15’s celebration of International Apostrophe Day made abundantly clear, you will be mocked. Among the best pieces of apostrophe advice we’ve heard? When in doubt, leave it out. But even that smart rule of thumb doesn’t always […]