Never has a truer phrase been crafted than when Sylvia Stead — The Globe And Mail’s public editor — began a recent column with “The English language is touch to master…”. I’m not given to religious zealotry, but AMEN, sister!

The point of Sylvia’s column is that even professional writers occasionally trip up when it comes to matters of language. And if the people who spend every day working with words can do it, you can bet your bottom semi-colon that so can you. And that, friends, always reflects poorly on a business writer’s credibility and clouds the message.

Slyvia’s column can be found here.

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