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7 Grammar and Copy Mistakes Almost Every Writer Makes

Catch these errors before your editor does

By Kristen Fischer - March 5, 2012
When it comes to demonstrating good grammar, writers and editors must excel. Careless copy could be the difference between getting your article red-penned or just flat-out rejected.

"That written piece you turn in to your editor is your calling card," said Sofia Romero, a managing editor based in Boston who blogs about the topic at Mighty Red Pen. "It gives the editor clues about whether you're an attentive and diligent writer or a sloppy one."

Although style guides are ever changing and vary between fields, there are some common grammar pitfalls every editorial professional should just avoid. ...

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