Most acquisitions editors know a lot about proper punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling. Most people on publishing committees know a lot about “PUGS” too. You don’t want them looking at your manuscript and thinking, This author has some good things to say, but she sure doesn’t know a comma from a semicolon. Even if your […]
“PUGS” is my acronym for Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling. In this blog, I share tips on PUGS rules that writers struggle with most, based on my years as a professional freelance editor. I’ll also explain why it’s important for writers to polish their PUGS. For more PUGS Pointers, see my website. Or you can get my book on Polishing the PUGS through my website, www.KathyIde.com.