If you’re an avid New Yorker reader like I am, you’re probably familiar with this little accent mark–often mistaken for the German umlaut–that’s placed over words with two consecutive vowels:
Coöperation, coördinate, reëngineer, and preëminent to name a few.
Continue reading “Afflicted With Diaeresis?”
Just to be clear, I’m talking about position titles, not book/movie/article titles (already covered that–at least in part–here).
So, titles: to capitalize or not to capitalize?
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While this article doesn’t make me proud to be a Badger, it does vindicate me as a proofreader.
Continue reading “Typos Cost Lawyer $500”
I couldn’t think of a better way to illustrate the importance of hyphens in modifiers.
Yes, sometimes you mean something literally–but most of the time you don’t.
Continue reading “Literally: The Word We Love To Use Incorrectly”