Dear editors: My apologies for submitting this column late. I know you prefer to receive my column a week earlier than I'm sending this one. Please forgive my delay. I've been frantically busy -- editing.
Updated: May 13, 2012, - 07:13 PM
On my flight home from China, I was reading a series of articles about energy in the inflight magazine Wings of China when I came across this sentence:
Updated: April 27, 2012, - 12:20 PM
We're known by our words. We stand by them, or we hide behind them. We choose them carefully, or we spit them out as if they have no more value than the plastic bags that litter our landscape.
Updated: April 15, 2012, - 11:15 PM
Kelsey writes, "I'm a high school senior who has a history of struggling with writing, devoting hours upon hours to the shortest of pieces. ... As my school's valedictorian, I have the honor and burden of delivering a speech at graduation.
Updated: April 01, 2012, - 05:39 PM
When I tell people I meet that I offer training programs in effective writing, a common response is, "Can you believe how poorly people write these days?"
Updated: March 18, 2012, - 03:55 PM
Making verbs agree with their subjects can be tricky.
Updated: March 11, 2012, - 03:32 PM
Thanks for joining me this morning. I really appreciate your time. As you know, we have received a number of complaints about the quality of our writing, and I want your help in diagnosing the problem.
Updated: February 26, 2012, - 03:46 PM
How trustworthy is the information we find on the Internet?
Updated: February 12, 2012, - 06:24 PM
A number of readers objected to my use of the third person plural their and they in reference to the singular person in the following sentence:
Updated: January 29, 2012, - 07:38 PM