Excerpt from Success, Your Path to a Success Book

by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill

A good editor will correct your grammar for you, but it is better if you understand it yourself.

We grew up using commas with introductory phrases and where we wanted pauses. Since e-mail, comma use is less. But, we continue to use them as we were originally taught.

The semicolon was formerly used frequently. The latest approach we’ve heard is using a long dash–instead. Consistency is most important.

When referring to numbers like 1960s, 70s, or any set of numbers, there is no reason to ever put in an apostrophe. The numbers are not possessive.

When making a bulleted list, periods are used after every bullet or number if one of them is a complete sentence. If none are complete sentences, periods are not necessary.