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I received a good question by email today. A reader wanted to know my views on capitalizing words that are followed by numbers or letters, ..read more
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Hyphens are among the most challenging punctuation marks. In two phrases that seem very much alike, one will have a hyphen and one will not ..read more
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A friend of mine who works at a large, urban university on the West Coast shared an example of a business person who did NOT think about ..read more
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Business Writing Blog by Lynn Gaertner-johnston - 3w ago
Today I read "Ask Amy" in The Seattle Times. Amy was giving advice to someone who could not set boundaries for herself. I liked Amy's ..read more
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Do you know how to say no? Are you comfortable writing a message that says no to someone's request? Or do you ignore requests hoping they ..read more
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Today is Book Lovers Day, an unofficial holiday celebrating the love of books. It's a great excuse to relax and read. I picked an easy book ..read more
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Business Writing Blog by Lynn Gaertner-johnston - 1M ago
As someone who designed the course Proofread Like a Pro, I pay attention when a competitor offers a training program on proofreading. Today ..read more
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Business Writing Blog by Lynn Gaertner-johnston - 1M ago
Warm up by finding one concisely spelled error in this sign. When you find it, go on to the next challenge. This dumpster sign has three ..read more
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I'm helping two friends who have just completed a book manuscript. They work beautifully together and will have a wonderful book when it's ..read more
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The other day a friend told me he was concerned about having taken on a copy editing job because he didn't yet feel confident of who/whom ..read more

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