Whether you’re a red pen-carrying member of the English grammar police or have received citations for frequent “your/you’re” confusion (it happens!), you’ll benefit from following these language rule-devoted feeds.
You might know Mignon Fogarty from her Grammar Girl podcast, but her curated Twitter-feed might have slipped past your radar. It’s filled with real world consequences of poor grammar, interesting language-related articles, as well as her famous quick usage tips.
Splitting infinitives needs a more positive name. Henceforth, in my house, it will be called "adverb cuddling."— Mignon Fogarty (@GrammarGirl) July 6, 2014
Though Grammarly’s site focuses on copyediting, the writing app’s Twitter page skews towards playful usage of the English language. Follow the account for fun puns, relevant adjectives, and correct usage reminders.
Sofia T. Romero delighted word nerds with her blog Mighty Red Pen. Though she hasn't posted since October 2014, Romero tweets frequently. Come for her signature photos of funny grammar and spelling errors, but stay for her stray observations that are sure to resonate with any language-lover.
There must be a word for the tiny rage I get when autocorrect changes the word I typed correctly (this, but) to some other thing (thus, bit)— mighty red pen (@mightyredpen) December 2, 2016
This “guerrilla copy editing” Twitter shares pictures of spelling and grammar gone wrong in NYC. Sometimes a misplaced letter is all it takes to create a hilarious punch line.
Patrick Neylan is the @AngrySubEditor. His mission? Ridding the world of bloated business jargon. Follow along as he uses his (profile picture of a) machete to slash and skewer the influx of useless words.
"Distribution solutions provider"? I think we'll change that to "distributor".— Patrick Neylan (@AngrySubEditor) August 25, 2016
A copy editor (or novice devotee) can sometimes get a bad rap for being rigid with other people’s writing (or Facebook comments). Look at the pinned tweet atop the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas’s Twitter: Sharing your love of grammar with others is a noble fight.
Editing isn't about "gotcha" -- it's about making copy as clean, clear and accurate as it can be.— Bremner Editing Ctr. (@KUBremner) May 29, 2014