Column by Holly Slater July 26, 2016
You don’t want your expletives to be too dirty. I mean, the fun kind of dirty, yes, but dirty, lousy with grammar and punctuation mistakes? No fuckin’ way.
Column by George Cotronis January 20, 2016
You want to edit your own writing. Here's how to get started.
Column by Taylor Houston September 25, 2015
The article in which I call out my Alma Mater for being stodgy ol’ hypocrites.
Column by Leah Dearborn February 19, 2015
Exclamation points are like that relative who drinks too much every Thanksgiving. You can handle Uncle Charlie when he’s at the house, but taking him to a black-tie gala might not be the best idea.
Column by Susan DeFreitas October 24, 2014
No matter how accomplished you are as a writer, chances are, there's at least one grammar issue that scares the living bejeezus out of you. Now is the time to slay it once and for all.
Column by Taylor Houston August 19, 2014
As if the rules of punctuation weren’t confusing enough, what do you do when you have more than one punctuation mark to contend with?
Column by Ryan Peverly November 12, 2013
In honor of Kurt Vonnegut's 91st birthday, a look back at how the late author shaped this columnist's writing career.
Column by Taylor Houston October 23, 2013
The elusive semi-colon, confusing dashes, and where-oh-where to put the punctuation in quoted material.
Column by Taylor Houston August 19, 2013
Where to put (or not put) commas with the word 'too', my opinion on sentence fragments, and a dicussion of rhetoric that could get me in trouble.
Column by Taylor Houston April 10, 2013
Quotations marks, italics, em dashes, or none of the above: these are a few different ways to punctuate dialogue in your prose.
Column by Taylor Houston March 28, 2012
Commas, parentheses, and dashes are just a few ways to interrupt a perfectly good sentence.
Column by Rob Hart January 5, 2012
Many of us were taught we should insert two spaces after a sentence, but it's the appendix of typography; it serves no purpose and we'd be better off without it. Here's how to break the habit.