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Five Grammar Rules Every Self-Published Writer Needs To Know

December 25, 2015

I was told the Oxford comma was used in formal writing by my book editor and she expected me to use it. Back in high school, my English teacher taught that the word ‘and’ made the comma unnecessary. Honestly, I don’t see the need for the comma when used with ‘and’. It seems redundant.

A Writer's Path


by Gary Smailes

As an editor, I’ve edited hundreds of books. One thing that you quickly notice is that there are certain mistakes that you see repeated time and again. This article contains the five most common grammar and punctuation mistakes I come across on a daily basis. My hope is that by sharing some of these with you, you’ll be in a better position to avoid stepping on these literary mines.

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