1. Your vs. you’re This one drives me insane, and it’s become extremely common among bloggers. All it takes to avoid this error is to take a second and think about what you’re trying to say. “Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in “your car” or “your blog.” […]
China has more English speakers than the United States . The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the english language. (Sentences containing every letter of the alphabet are called “pangrams”, or “holalphabetic sentences”.) “Bookkeeper” is the only word in English language with […]
Here’s a popular forwarded message doing the rounds: The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room […]
Here’s a good write-up for those considering getting into the line: http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-5260.html
Checklist Attached is a comprehensive checklist for all copyeditors.
Punctuation Guide If you have read the punctuation book “Eats, shoots and leaves” by Lynne Truss, here’s a companion to it: A PDF document with a brief outline of the rules of punctuation along with exercises( and the answers in the end).