How to Proofread: Tips for a Cleaner Draft

How to Proofread: Tips for a Cleaner Draft

Before you send your term paper to your professor or your manuscript to a publisher, you probably take a few (dozen) hard looks at your work. And you’re right to do so—silly little mistakes can cost you your credibility and reputation as a writer, potentially...
How to Use a Semicolon: Rules and Examples

How to Use a Semicolon: Rules and Examples

There tends to be a lot of confusion surrounding the semicolon and how one should use this punctuation mark that’s not quite a comma and not quite a colon. But the worst mistake a writer could make is inserting a semicolon without first understanding when and...
How to Use a Hyphen

How to Use a Hyphen

Hyphens are frequently confused with dashes (like the em dash or en dash), and many writers struggle with remembering how to use them properly. Misuse of the hyphen (or any other punctuation mark) may seem like a minor mistake, but it can be a glaring error and even a...