Tag Archive | The Graceful Grammarian

(Dove) Promises Fulfilled

2015-06-08 Dove promises

How, pray tell, did Dove know that a communications entrepreneur would open these sea salt caramel dark chocolate promises?


Does one word make a difference?

A few days ago, when Justin Zaremba of NJ Advance Media / NJ.com contacted me for an interview, I was reminded that I’m not the only person in NJ who thinks that words and expression are very important. Read this article (featuring an interview with yours truly, the Graceful Grammarian), and weigh in: does “If” really matter, in this case?


Thank you!

Thank you for making my first year as the Graceful Grammarian memorable, fun, and successful! I hope that the Great Turkey brings each of you a cornucopia full of happiness.

In the meantime, here’s a cornucopia full of Graceful Grammarian goodies! Will you see professional or amateur writers, graduate students writing theses or dissertations, journalists, PR types, or publishers around your Thanksgiving table? If so, be sure to mention the Graceful Grammarian and distribute cards! (Or just share this photo!)

cornucopia of cards

Cards are in!


Cards are in! Share this photo to let your friends know about the editing and writing services of The Graceful Grammarian. If you’d like some cards to distribute to friends, family, and colleagues, inbox me! These cards also make beautiful autumn table decor, as you can see.

How to embarrass yourself in print without even trying

This is the stuff of which nightmares are made. THIS is why it pays to have someone review your work before you submit it for publication. Someone who has published many articles of her own. Someone who has reviewed hundreds (if not thousands) of manuscripts: books, essays, dissertations, journal articles, press releases, short stories, and more. Someone who goes by the name of The Graceful Grammarian!

My song

I’m a little bit late to Weird Al’s grammar party because I’ve been working on a computer without sound all week! If “Blurred Lines” was the Summer Song of 2013, I think that we now have our Summer Song of 2014. I might tone down some of Weird Al’s insults, but I can certainly understand his passion about clear and eloquent expression of ideas.

Also, note that Weird Al recommends that those who are grammatically challenged hire an editor. This is a capital idea!

Now, without further ado, I present to the Graceful Grammarian’s new theme song: “Word Crimes.”