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A Tale of Two Countries: British Vs American English

English… The language that almost every country seeks to master in order for it to be considered a true global player. You may have wondered why the English language is used for global communication. The answer is quite similar to why there is a sudden demand to learn...

An approach to “approach to”

Editing is interesting. Sometimes the discussions around an edit become much more interesting. And there is always a duel between editors who want to think language can be kept simple and editors who think otherwise. Many a times, there is no result. Recently...

A nerd and some hyphens

I have wondered what difference will it make when a reader sees an en dash. Will he think that it was some wrongly elongated hyphen, or will she make some educated guess? When I began as a copy editor, I hardly imagined that hyphens and en dashes are making the lives...

Spelling: Part 01, The influence on “Britain”

This post is an outcome of asking so many whys. I never fancied that I’ll start writing on the evolution of English, let alone the history of England. However, the differences between the American and British English piqued my interest and I started doing a little...