Emily Hawker is a freelance writer, editor and proofreader, and hopes to add published author to this bio in the near future. She is Flying Solo’s Grammartist-in-residence, and also writes about reading, writing, singing, familying and verbing at the imaginatively titled emhawkerblog .
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"Don’t spend a lot of time imagining the worst-case scenario. It rarely goes down as you imagine it will, and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice." - Michael J Fox
Any business owner will tell you about the importance of leads and lead generation. Why are leads important? It’s a simple equation: the more leads you have, the higher the probability of converting more leads into customers.
You want to host a 25 words or less competition to boost interaction. But 25 words or fewer is the grammatically correct phrase. Isn’t it? Which phrase should you use?
In Em’s first column she tackled some punctuation basics. Today, she steps things up a notch. It’s time to talk brackets, hyphens and dashes.
Grammar Basics: You had something important to say. You said it. People should be reading it. But they’re not. Something is putting them off. Is it your punctuation?