Writing tips and other bits

Hyphens are here to help

Hands up if you’re sometimes unsure about when to use a hyphen. I know I was before I studied editing. Here’s a tip: a hyphen…

Beware the dangling modifier

As an editor, I see dangling modifiers everywhere.

If you don’t know what that means, let’s break it down so you can get maximum word-nerd cred.

A full stop is your friend

if you find your fingers hovering indecisively over the keyboard, if you’ve rewritten that sentence countless times and still can’t get it right, if you are stuck beyond stuckness

When is a hyphen not a hyphen?

When it’s a dash! Confused? You’re not alone. For a start, there’s not even a dash on a computer keyboard, though sometimes Microsoft Word will…