Should I Use a Comma with Direct Address?

Should I Use a Comma with Direct Address?

Hey Bob,
Here are the reports you asked me to send you.
Best,
Jane

If the greeting in this e-mail looks similar to your daily e-mails, you’re doing it wrong. You’re not the only one, though, so don’t give yourself too much grief (just a little). Every day, I receive e-mails that share this same mistake. Have you spotted it yet? (more…)

Quotation Marks vs. Italics

Quotation Marks vs. Italics

In the age of texting and social media, we often find ourselves in need of a way to show emphasis, but italicizing isn’t always an option. Instead, we use asterisks, underscores, all caps, and quotation marks because we want to do something to set the word(s) apart. (more…)

How to Accept and Reject Track Changes in Word

How to Accept and Reject Track Changes in Word

After I’ve finished an editing job using Word’s Track Changes and sent it back to the author, the question I am asked most often is “So, how do I review this thing?” My first suggestion is always to go through the document first and reject the suggested changes you do not want to accept so that you can accept all the ones you do with one click. (more…)

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