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‘Word Crimes’ Spoofs Robin Thicke & Gets Grammar Spot-On

If you’ve ever cringed at the sight of a typo (especially your own), raise your hand! That’s why this video is oh-so-perfect for media folks like us.

“Weird Al” Yankovic spoofs Robin Thicke’s hit, “Blurred Lines,” and comes up with some pretty witty prose. Without impeccable grammar and clean copy, how could we properly do our jobs? Seriously.

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Good Grammar: It Helps You Get Ahead At Work

Okay, we’re a day late and a dollar short. Yesterday was National Grammar Day and for all of you grammarians out there, listen up.

Brad Hoover, CEO of Grammarly, a software suite improving communication, reminds us in a Harvard Business Review blog post that grammar permeates the work day. Whether it’s your e-mails, texts or even tweets, we can’t escape good grammar and why should we? Read more

Brush Up Your Resume With Nine Punctuation Tips

There’s nothing like a little grammar lesson on a Friday afternoon, right?

Our friends at JIST Publishing outlined several ways to polish that resume and make it shimmy and shine (okay, okay so we’re a bit punchy here on a Friday). David F. Noble, Ph.D., author of Gallery of Best Cover Letters, includes over 300 sample cover letters and 20 resumes in his book.

Lucky for us, here are a few punctuation tips that even the brightest of journalists may find refreshing, as pointed out in the JIST blogRead more