When a comma is like a choo-choo train

I help my clients with writing tips. Here’s one on commas: When’s the right time to use a comma in a series, and more importantly, when do you — not? Think of a series of items in a sentence like a freight train. In a train, the first car is the engine. It pulls the entire train, […]

When punctuation should be like a carrot

When grammar is like a garden

I learned my language skills through three years of high school English, memorizing the AP style book in college and enduring newspaper editors calling me mocking names. Reading the world’s blogs, I see everyone hasn’t been blessed by my editors. As I tell my clients, let me help you out. Let’s look at one of […]