It’s February – welcome to the apostrophe!

What does February mean to you? Groundhog Day? The ‘love’ month? Lunar New Year? Spring just around the corner? All of the above? None of the above?  Love is always good, of course, unless you’re lonely, single or broken-hearted, in which case the 14th is just a very sad day that you’d love to ignore. As for spring? When Prompt Proofing was based in BC, signs of spring could definitely be seen in February – Victoria even runs a flower count in that month. Here in Ontario, however, it just seems to be another month of snow, and more snow…       So what does this have to do with the apostrophe? Absolutely nothing! (Though the sharp eyed might pick up on the (correct) use of the apostrophe in the title.) But, let’s be honest, grammar bl ...

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Happy New Year!

How’s 2019 working out for you so far? The beginning of the year is a great time for forward planning; taking concrete steps towards creating your goals for the year can help you maintain some of those resolutions you embarked on so enthusiastically just 10 days ago. Practicing what we preach, we’ve planned 12 topics for monthly blog posts in 2019. As we edit clients’ writing, we tend to find the same issues arising repeatedly. Often, they’re areas we have to watch for in our own writing also. With this in mind, our 12 blog posts for this year – to be published on the second Friday of each month – will focus on 12 frequently occurring errors/problems. We start with what is arguably the most common issue of all; the use – and misuse – of the humble hyphen. To hyphenate, or not to hyphenate? ...

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Changes, changes…

Since we last posted there have been a lot of changes at Prompt Proofing. We’ve been MIA for a few months as far as our blog is concerned and the changes we’ve experienced this past summer are part of the reason for this. We’ve moved By far the biggest change at our end is that Prompt Proofing has moved! We’ve recently relocated from Victoria BC to Stratford Ontario – a distance of some 3300 kilometres. Of course, when not working for our valued clients, this has meant I was kept pretty busy with staging, selling, packing, moving, buying and renovating… All moves are stressful, right? Nonetheless, I have to say that this particular move did not – to put it mildly – go well! We arrived in Ontario with two suitcases, only to learn that the truc ...

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