– Trish Cowan, Copywriter
Wait—is she properly seasoned?
One little comma changes the meaning of the whole sentence, doesn’t it? Since proofreading is part of my game here at SMZ, I admit, nerd that I am, it’s the kind of stuff I pay attention to.
Let’s eat, grandma.
In this world of texting, tweeting, Facebook and emails, punctuation and spelling often take a back seat. But it’s still important stuff. Like they say, “Retail is detail.” And though we break some rules now and then, Strunk and White’s is best to be followed. Because without them, sentences can be misread. Something that’s bound to matter to a client.
So can a comma really save lives? A punctuation pundit like me thinks so. But don’t just take my word. Ask granny.