Precision in Writing & Reporting

24 February 2015
Grammarphobia, the delightful blog by two writers who spent years in the editorial trenches at the New York Times, was recently asked: "Is 'close proximity' redundant?" We'll let you read for yourself their take on the subject, but we'll crib one line and build upon it ...

Loose Language vs. Word Nerds

8 November 2014
Wits and sages across the ages have admonished us to "Say what you mean and mean what you say." It's a wonderful habit to be in. If we think in this groove, it doesn't mean we're a word-nerd. It means we're careful researchers and writers. When we identify our sources, we do need to ...