Who’s eating Grandma? The importance of correct punctuation

Commas give meaning to sentences Commas are important to inject the correct meaning into a sentence, particularly long sentences. They also have an important role to play in short sentences, and if you don’t get it right there could be awful consequences. Let’s do a quick exercise to show how dangerous it can be if…… Continue reading Who’s eating Grandma? The importance of correct punctuation

Setting an Example: Professional Writing – Whatever your Profession

I received an out-of-office email from the Learning and Development Department where I work recently. It began: ‘This is an automated responce …’ I was somewhat dumbstruck. Even when I saw the irony in it I still could not find it funny. As you can imagine, I sent a reply immediately to point out their…… Continue reading Setting an Example: Professional Writing – Whatever your Profession

The Apostrophe and the Greengrocer

Greengrocer? Often called the Greengrocer’s Apostrophe because it was seen on market stalls and greengrocers’ shops: carrot’s, onion’s, mushroom’s. You can see apostrophes used wrongly in some of the most public places: on vans, shop fronts, and billboards. Not checking your punctuation before having something printed professionally can harm your credibility. Would you want the professional…… Continue reading The Apostrophe and the Greengrocer