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The Writing Prof

Some Perspective on Punctuation

Don’t sweat it, and absolutely don’t be a punc-snob!

My life is lived among language nerds — writers, editors, English teachers, people who love language and the written word. But lately I’ve become testy with dictatorial, petty, prescriptive purveyors of punctuation policy. That’s right: the punctuation police. It’s everywhere, on all kinds of social media, on LinkedIn by…



The Writing Prof is a collection of ideas about the art and craft of writing from a college professor and other writing professionals. You’ll find writing tips and posts about grammar and punctuation, language and literature, book reviews, personal essays, and all things writing.

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Lee G. Hornbrook

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