The confessions of a recovering pedant

This is an awesome article dealing with grammar. It both supports and contradicts Grammar Nazi’s, as well as giving a few tips to improve sentence structure.

Stroppy Editor

I love the English language, and I love being right. So I became a copy editor. But I grew to realise that my concept of rightness was wrong – and that if I truly loved the language, I’d have to change.

The rise and fall of my mental rulebook

I’ve always been this way. At school, I was the kid who got asked to spell difficult words to save my classmates a trip to the dictionary. In my first job, I was the guy who got given reports to proofread before they went to the client. I played these parts with quiet relish.

But I wanted more.

And when I started getting into editorial work, I knew I needed to be more. My instincts needed to be sharper and my arsenal bigger. So I scoured books and websites for grammatical constructions to avoid, semantic distinctions to maintain. I built an…

View original post 4,111 more words

2 thoughts on “The confessions of a recovering pedant

  1. Umm, so, like, maybe, kinda sorta okay reblog, or whatever, ya know 😉
    That cat takes his words far too seriously. I think he would officially declare war on my lingo usage, yes? hahaha

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to inesephoto Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s