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Month: October 2011

Editing and Writing

Science Writer Phil Plait Shows Why Word Choices Matter

When conveying important info, we have to use very clear language or we’d better define our terms very explicitly.

Paul Krugman Nails the Importance of the Right Words

If we get so caught up hearing ourselves use the Big, Special Words that belong to our specialty, the only people we’re talking to are ourselves.

I’m an Apostrophe Geek. Again.

Banning apostrophes? Why should readers have to guess what the writer meant?