Grammar tips, part 2: notes from the trenches
Last October, our monthly e-news focused on grammar and, to our surprise, had the highest click rate of any of our newsletters. Seventy-six people downloaded the tip sheet we created, featuring our clients most-asked-about grammar rules and concerns (who or whom? affect or effect?).
We followed up this newsletter with a blog post about exclamation points, which, as the copywriter at studio-e, I feel very strongly about. (!)
Now, we present you with our second grammar tip sheet: “Grammar Tips Part II: Notes from the trenches.” Similar to our first tip sheet, this one addresses some grammar mistakes I see (and edit) often: hyphens and dashes, passive voice, wordiness, spacing. Read through it once or print it out and tack it to your bulletin board; even if you’re a pro, a brush up on your grammar knowledge can only help you and your writing.
As social media takes over the world, requiring more people to write for their jobs, good grammar is even more important now than in the days of Strunk and White. Take advantage of online versions of the AP Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style—yearly subscriptions are fairly inexpensive. And, of course, feel free to e-mail us with any grammar-related questions you may have. We're always happy to help (and refresh our own knowledge in the process).