We must keep our proofreading eyes open and abide by grammatical conventions in order to deliver professional work to our readers.
The rules of referencing are both finite and logical. They are quick and easy to learn, which gives a writer no excuse not to memorise them and apply them consistently.
Ah, apostrophes: many are scared of them, not realising that learning the few simple rules associated with them will give those with Apostrophe Anxiety all the confidence they need to use, fearlessly, the most notorious of punctuation markings.
Pedantry runs in my family. My mother, my siblings and I often used to come home with examples of painfully incorrect Continue reading