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Who’s or Whose – Who Knows?

Who’s or Whose – Who Knows?

A common mistake I’ve seen in manuscripts, letters, blogs, emails and tweets is the incorrect use of the words whose and who’s. There appears to be a fair bit of confusion on which of these terms to use. Whenever an apostrophe is potentially involved, people seem to...

Figure Legends

Figure Legends

Last week we enjoyed a favourite blog post from the past on Creating Figures for Your Manuscript. It seems appropriate to review the corresponding post on Figure Legends this week.  I hope you’ll find this information helpful.  According to my Twitter feed, a number...

Creating Figures for Your Manuscript

Creating Figures for Your Manuscript

One of my most popular blog posts is this early one on Creating Figures for Your Manuscript. I’ve been told again and again how useful this information is. So I thought it was time to re-post it. Enjoy!   “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Perhaps. A good...

The Benefits of Chocolate

The Benefits of Chocolate

This is a particularly distracting and stressful week for Americans, as well as many others watching the US election from a distance. A Twitter poll I conducted indicates that chocolate is the favourite stress-relieving, comfort food for many people. So I thought it...

Ghoulish Science

Ghoulish Science

Do you believe in ghosts? Approximately one-third of Americans do, according to a 2005 Gallup poll. Ghostly studies in science abound. Three common scientific and psychological explanations for ghost sightings, hauntings, and supernatural events include:   1. The...

Common Spelling Errors

Common Spelling Errors

Over the past several months, I’ve seen certain spelling and grammar errors show up over and over again in tweets, texts, emails, reports and manuscripts. I’m sure some of these are the result of autocorrect or tapping on the wrong word option. But many are clearly...

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