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
I was waiting to transfer flights at Chicago's Midway Airport when I overheard a man at the bar ask his companion, "On a scale of one to 10, how good are you?"
Updated: January 15, 2012, - 07:05 PM
At this time every year I usually write a New Year's column challenging you to improve your writing. This year I'd like to try something different. Rather than asking you to look inward, how about looking outward? I challenge you to share your knowledge with a younger writer.
Updated: January 01, 2012, - 10:15 AM
I heard an interesting story the other day. It was both strange and oddly familiar.
Updated: December 25, 2011, - 03:44 PM