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Comma? Period? Semicolon? Punctuation Tips To Get It Right, Every Time

As a court reporting firm owner, my life’s work involves countless words on endless pages. I find great value in well-written communication. Likewise, poor grammar is a pet peeve. Over the years, friends and colleagues have looked to me as … Continue reading

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7 Common Grammar Mistakes To Avoid

National Grammar Day Has Arrived! As a court reporter, National Grammar Day presents the perfect opportunity to discuss one of my favorite subjects: Grammar! The love of grammar can be a blessing and a curse – a blessing because it … Continue reading

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7 Timesaving Tips From Your Court Reporting Firm

  Happy New Year! As a court reporting firm owner, a new year brings a whole host of action items and goals. It can be challenging to prioritize and tackle our ever-growing list. These days, it’s passé to say that … Continue reading

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Why It’s Isn’t Possessive!

One of the most common errors I see, whether it’s in a court reporter’s deposition transcript or on a billboard in Downtown Atlanta, is the use of it’s as the possessive form of it. EXAMPLE:  Virtue is it’s own reward.  … Continue reading

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Affect vs. Effect

Is it Affect or Effect? Affect and effect are two words that give people a lot of pause.  Which one is it? If you learn this basic rule, you will be correct almost all of the time. Affect is a … Continue reading

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Possessives Made Easy

The mere thought of possessives makes some people cringe. But really, it’s not as hard as you think! We all know that to make a noun possessive, simply add ‘s. The boy’s hat The waiter’s tip The banker’s box In … Continue reading

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