Microsoft Word: To Trust or Not to Trust [with your grammar]

*This post originally appeared on my previous blog on November 20, 2014 and has been updated/revised   [Disclaimer: The word processor I refer to is Microsoft Word 2013, on my Windows Surface Tablet which runs on Windows 8.] I follow a company called Grammarly - if you haven't heard of it, that's okay, you have now … Continue reading Microsoft Word: To Trust or Not to Trust [with your grammar]

Seasonal Pluralization & Other Errors

'Tis the season for bookish gifts, literary awards, and pluralization troubles. Greeting cards and holiday imagery are usually littered with seasonal sentiments and last name conundrums - so today we will get to the bottom of common mistakes made with plural (and non-plural) titles as well as other errors. When used in a sentence, the "merry" … Continue reading Seasonal Pluralization & Other Errors

Word? Image? Phrase? Pictograph – of the Year

As you may have heard, the Oxford Dictionaries released 2015's Word of the Year. Or, more accurately, the first ever pictograph of the year. The "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji is one I have used in texts and on social media, and I have to admit I respect the reasoning behind choosing an emoji, and this … Continue reading Word? Image? Phrase? Pictograph – of the Year