The Work Files – Parlez-Vous Français?

Warning – this post contains some strong language – just not in English. “Mon Dieu!” and “Je n’ai aucun sens de modèle!” Those were the phrases greeting me within the first paragraph of an article I was busily proofing. Fortunately, my limited grasp of French was enough to tell me what my charming little writer…

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The Work Files – Wordsmithing

Sometimes, my job is too exciting! Really. Oh, you want an example? But of course. This morning’s pre-break efforts included renaming about two dozen digital images that the author couldn’t be bothered to do himself, resulting in such helpful file names as “127/48_00892xjc.jpg” followed by a rousing discussion with no fewer than three editors and…

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Is that your comma?

It’s National Punctuation Day! It’s called “punctuation” and it’s your friend! Please correctly punctuate the following sentence: A woman without her man is nothing You can use whatever form of punctuation you desire, but you may not add or remove words. Punctuation is powerful, and can create very different meanings for that simple sentence above.…

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