The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many […]
I'm Aishwariya. Passionate about writing, marketing communications, books, blogging and editing. I've donned several hats, such as copywriter, blogger, copy-editor, and journalist.
MSTP is a valuable resource for technical writers and editors. You can download it from this site: http://www.tdrs-us.com/ It is listed there as MSTP.CHM When you download it to your computer, it will be a zipped file. When you unzip it and try to use it, if you see ‘Page […]
If you are a copy editor or English language expert who has been asked to give a presentation on English grammar, here’s a useful link for you. This link contains several English grammar presentations that you can use to “teach” your colleagues. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/powerpoint.htm
According to Wikipedia, “A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too. […]
Hi! I put together a presentation on Common Errors in English. Let me know if you found it useful.
Hello! It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I’ve been tied up with a lot of things. I happened to stumble upon this link today. I loved the author’s frankness and writing style. I would specially recommend this link to copy-editors.
I love reading Chick lit. For the uninitiated, that’s fiction targeted at single women around 30 years of age, consisting of a good dose of humor and maybe some romance in it. “Although usually including romantic elements, women’s fiction (including chick lit) is generally not considered a direct subcategory of […]
If there is one book on punctuation I’d recommend to everyone, it’s “Eats shoots and leaves” by Lynne Truss. In this book, Lynne Truss has dealt with all matters related to punctuation in a humorous and engaging fashion. This not only removes the “boring” tag associated with the subject of […]
Should we write as we speak or speak as we write? According to Jyoti Sanyal, author of “Indlish—the book for every English-Speaking Indian”, this debate has been going on for centuries. He says that written English began as a write-as-you speak movement. Casual, simple writing was encouraged. A good […]