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Tag Archives: Grammar
It’s National Grammar Day
It’s March 4. Do you know what day it is? National Grammar Day! Continue reading
Commas around Appositives—When and Why?
When you wonder whether to put commas around an appositive, imagine those commas as greased skids causing the appositive to lose its grip on the adjacent words and slide out of sight. Does the remaining sentence still make sense? If so, use those slippery commas. If not, don’t.
Word Up! a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards
“Word Up!” has been named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
The Kindle Book Review Names Word Up! a Semifinalist
The Kindle Book Review announced this year’s Best Kindle Book Awards semifinalists, including, in the nonfiction category, Word Up! The winners and top five category finalists will be announced September 1, 2014.
Word Up! Wins an IndieFab Award
Judged by a group of librarians and booksellers from around the United States, the Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Awards were announced this evening at the American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas. Among the winners in the Writing category: Word Up!
Word Up! Wins a Discovery Award from IndieReader
Yesterday, IndieReader, “the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them,” announced the winners of the 2014 IndieReader Discovery Awards—including third-place winner for nonfiction overall: Word Up!
Tom Johnson Interviews Marcia at the Intelligent Content Conference
Blogger and technical communicator Tom Johnson interviews Marcia on the importance of writing skills in today’s techno-savvy world.
Maxwell Hoffmann Reviews Word Up! for the Society for Technical Communication
Maxwell Hoffman: “Although I’ve written this review with technical communicators in mind, Word Up! is an ideal … guide for anyone who does any type of writing.”
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