6 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Dirty Words (Grammatically, Of Course)

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.

Self-Editing For Dummies

Column by George Cotronis January 20, 2016
You want to edit your own writing. Here's how to get started.

5 Old School Writing Rules That Need To Retire

Column by Taylor Houston September 25, 2015
The article in which I call out my Alma Mater for being stodgy ol’ hypocrites.

Stop Laughing at Yourself: A Loud Legacy of Exclamations

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.

The 5 Scariest Grammar Issues: Your Guide to Fearless Writing

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.

Punctuation Pairs: How To Combine Punctuation

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?

Footnotes: On Vonnegut and the Semicolon

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.

Ask the Grammarian: Missing Semi-colons, Distinguishing Dashes, and Punctuating Quotations

Column by Taylor Houston October 23, 2013
The elusive semi-colon, confusing dashes, and where-oh-where to put the punctuation in quoted material.

Ask the Grammarian: 'Too' Many Commas, Sentence Fragments, and Rhetoric

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.

Talk It Out: How To Punctuate Dialogue In Your Prose

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.

Sentence, INTERRUPTED! - Five Ways to Interrupt Yourself (Grammatically)

Column by Taylor Houston March 28, 2012
Commas, parentheses, and dashes are just a few ways to interrupt a perfectly good sentence.

Down With The Double Tap! (Why You Shouldn't Space Twice After Sentences)

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.