Two days ago, I had a brief online discussion with someone about grammar. It centred on the idea that the writer's job is to focus on content and leave the worry of grammar to the editor. I believe that assumption is misguided. As a writer or blogger, you should take grammar seriously. Grammar is not … Continue reading Why Grammar matters
Can you believe that 'Latinx' is actually a word? I was proofreading a 600-page book about the career of a world-renowned Nigerian scholar. Then I came across a phrase: 'Latinx Catholics'. My immediate instinct was to change it to 'Latino (or Latina) Catholics'. This was certainly a typographical error, I mused. After all, there is … Continue reading Check. Don’t assume
Have you heard about Hemingway? No, not the writer. I meant the app. This is an app which I have found helpful in writing clearly. And there are at least 4 ways it can help you also. 1. It detects where you use a Passive voice as against an Active voice. Passive voice results when the form of … Continue reading Hemingway Editor: A free tool to help you write clearly
An editor is a midwife - a midwife of ideas. Women have been given that unique position and privilege of conceiving a baby and having the precious human being gradually develop within them. While the child grows, she supplies all that is needed for growth. After a period of around nine months, the … Continue reading Who is an editor?