Part 1 of this article discussed how new words in the English language are recognized by inclusion initially in online dictionaries once their widespread use has been established, then in printed dictionaries. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) currently includes […]
New words (1)
English is a rich and constantly evolving language containing many words from other languages, such as Latin, Greek, French, and German, indicating the influences of invaders and immigrants over the last 2000 years. For instance many words dating back to […]
The value of punctuation (1): the comma
Some people nowadays might think that with technology increasingly being used to communicate, for instance texting and tweeting, there is less use for punctuation. Perhaps so in the media I have just mentioned, but in formal communications such as letters, […]
Seven money-saving proofreading tips
Why do these tips save money? Well I am not advocating that you forget about using a professional proofreader and do it all yourself, for the obvious reason of self-interest. But if you bear these tips in mind before engaging […]
Who’s proofreading your digital content?
More and more, businesses are eschewing print for digital marketing, via websites, blogs, social media and email campaigns. It’s cheaper, easier to get to the customers or potential customers you need to talk to, and it gives a great impression […]
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