Perhaps You Need PUGS

If you’re going to hire a writer or editor, you should give some thought to exactly what you want them to do.

It might be as simple as checking PUGS – punctuation, usage, grammar and spelling – a cute and useful acronym I picked up in a recent newsletter from the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Most Valuable Player

You don’t even have to be a baseball fan to have an opinion about L.A. Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout’s stunning new 12-year, $430 million contract.

Why I Let It Ring

Complaints about robocalls to the Federal Trade Commission are up 20 percent in the months of March and April compared to January, according to a new report from

Tax season is being blamed for a new crop of telephone scams. The report cites two other groups’ estimates that nuisance and scam calls now make up one-third of all incoming calls.

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