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Proofread Along with Rhube #4: em-dashes, en-dashes, and hyphens

If you’re anything like I was, you learned everything you know about these babies from reading, and you just think of all of these things as ‘dashes’. When you write stories or papers and you want to use a dash, … Continue reading

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Check it out: Rhubosphere Web Portal

Hey, hey, hey! Wanna see what I get up to on the rest of the web? I would like to cordially invite you to enjoy my website, where you will find: links to all my other exciting stuff on the … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #4: Colons and the Rules of Grammar

Most people find colons to be more intuitive than semi-colons, but even so, it helps to have a clear idea of when to use them, rather than just a general feeling. Some confuse them with semi-colons, or have a general … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #3: Semi-colons

Lots of people think that semi-colons are some kind of arcane pedantry that will disappear with time. They are wrong. I am a big believer in language fluidity, but semi-colons are soooooo important, and understanding them will really help your … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #2: Clauses, Sentences, and Paragraphs

It’s tempting to jump right in and just tell you about the things that a) people are asking me about, and b) I see come up most often in manuscripts. But I believe that understanding the whys and wherefores of … Continue reading

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Proofread Along with Rhube #1

This is the first in a series of articles I’m going to be doing, providing a proofreader’s perspective on spelling, grammar, and manuscript preparation. The purpose will not be to lecture, but to inform and to help. I want to … Continue reading

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