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The Most Common Grammar Gaffes Writers Make (and How To Avoid Them)

03 Jan
The Most Common Grammar Gaffes Writers Make (and How To Avoid Them)

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Self-Publish 101 know that self-publishing often means self-editing too! Unfortunately, in our hurry to get our manuscript into the hands of readers, sometimes that latter step doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. “Could have used better editing” is an all-too-common complaint about self-published works.

Unsure if that hyphen is necessary? And what about Oxford commas? Are you (like yours truly) still occasionally putting two spaces between sentences? Author Guy Kawasaki has ten tips that will help you spot mistakes before your audience does.

Via LifeHacker

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3 Comments

Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Editing, Self Publishing, writing

 

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3 responses to “The Most Common Grammar Gaffes Writers Make (and How To Avoid Them)

  1. francisguenette

    January 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for the links to an informative read.

     
  2. selfpublishingadvocate

    January 4, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Reblogged this on Self Publishing Advocate.

     
  3. Pat Fitzhugh

    January 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Everyone needs to read the ten tips. But, in a world where many writers chock their mistakes up to, “it’s not a mistake; it’s personal writing style,” grammar tips matter very little. Sad.

     

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