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Where you end up is where to start

Where you end up is where to start

When I’m asked to edit something longer than a few paragraphs from someone who doesn’t write for a living, I can almost guarantee that the concluding sentence should be the lead. The lead is the intro to a piece of journalistic writing. It’s sometimes spelled ‘lede’...
“Seen any mistakes lately?”

“Seen any mistakes lately?”

I used to teach evening writing classes, and my students knew that I had a day job in corporate communications. Sometimes they’d ask, ‘What mistake do you see most often?’ Most of them worked in corporate settings too, and some lacked confidence in their...