Kevin Augustine

Kevin Augustine

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Grammar and Punctuation Tips and Tricks:

Always insert a single space after a period, comma or other punctuation mark. No double spaces.

Only capitalize the first word after using a colon when either completing a first word in a sentence OR the first letter of a proper noun but not with a partial sentence (unless it is used to source attribution).

There is a difference between dashes and hyphens. Use an em dash (—) to show a change of thought or pause in a sentence, not multiple hyphens. Use hyphens (-) for various compounding phrases and modifiers.

Commas and periods always go within the quotation marks.

Watch for comma splices, especially in lists.

Don't use words like today or yesterday.

It's either percentage or percent, never the symbol.

Numbers and ordinals less than 10 need to be spelled out in text.

Never spell out numbers in headlines.

$ + number in numeric + millions/billions (Need headline space? $ + number + M/B)

1960s or 60s, not sixties and no apostrophes.

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  • James Pinches posted 1359 days ago

    James Pinches

    Check out my latest article!

  • Patrick Allen posted 1406 days ago

    Patrick Allen


    Thanks for all your help editing and giving feedback

  • Harold Friend posted 1409 days ago

    Harold Friend

    Thank you.

  • Yoosof Farah posted 1429 days ago

    Yoosof Farah

    Hey mate, just wondering if you can give this a quick edit. Nobody has at the moment.

  • JW Nix posted 1459 days ago

    JW Nix

    this is a series and the Chargers were like my 17th team, so I was disappointed at your attempt to destroy my article with that name first jazz. Please refrain for editing any more of my pieces. Thanx

  • Kelly Scaletta posted 1469 days ago

    Kelly Scaletta

    Thanks for the edit Kevin.

  • Brandon Cavanaugh posted 1487 days ago

    Brandon Cavanaugh

    Thanks kindly for the editing/feedback, Kevin.

  • Immer Chriswell posted 1492 days ago

    Immer Chriswell

    Thanks for the help cleaning things up. Did my message seem clear, and founded with some proof?

  • Tom posted 1497 days ago


    thanks for the edit!

  • Stew Flats posted 1500 days ago

    Stew Flats

    Thanks for edit and feedback Kevin.