One of the most heated debates that you can get into about the English language is whether or not people should use the Oxford comma when they write. The Oxford comma (also known as the serial comma) is the comma
Over the past few weeks, we’ve showed you how you can use square brackets to clarify “errors” or ambiguous words in quotes. However, square brackets can come in handy even if you don’t use quotes in your writing very often.
When you’re preparing an admissions essay, funding proposal, marketing package, or any other important document, you want to make sure that you give yourself enough time to proofread your final version. Why? Because the quality of your final document can
In last week’s post, we explained one way of using square brackets: placing them around the abbreviation “sic” to indicate an error in a quote. Today we’re going to talk about another way of using square brackets, which also happens
Ever seen “[sic]” in something that you’ve read and not understood what it meant? You’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to talk about what “[sic]” means and how you can use it to preserve your reputation. The