In the professional world, writing is essential to use on a daily basis. With it, you can express your thoughts and ideas, and the way they are received absolutely matters most. It is justifiable to make certain that you are totally doing everything possible to be received well. So, here is how to fix the four most common writing mistakes you always make.

1.     Use Quotation Marks To Add Emphasis

The way we use quotation marks to add emphasis is one gaining popularity nowadays. It is correct to only use it when you’re citing exact words used by someone. But if you want to highlight or emphasize something that you think of an important detail, you must be sure to use italics, not quotation marks.

Proximacy also observed this on their websites. They offer a whole slew of online marketing services globally, especially in Singapore, where their main location is. They handle things from website design to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for those clients needing digital marketing solutions for their business. They ensure that their writers are not using quotation marks to just add emphasis. They always recheck the posts and guarantee well-written articles and blogs.

2.     Put Punctuation Outside Of Quotation Marks

Another regional difference is when you put punctuation outside of quotation marks. Always remember that punctuation goes outside the marks if in British English, whereas it always goes inside if in American English. This is similar to Proximacy’s process of handling their clients. They make it certain that they put into consideration the culture and regional difference. They create new and improved avenues for small businesses to succeed in online marketing.

3.     Use A Hyphen Instead of A Dash

It is recommended to use a hyphen instead of a dash when you have connected two words into one, which usually occurs in an adjective. In a sentence, a dash will demonstrate that you’re switching temporarily to a separate thought.

What Proximacy did to their website designers and writers is to create a list of their shortcuts. For example, they hold down “Option” button and the minus sign located at the top of the keyboard to create a dash since they are all using Mac computers.

4.     Comma Splice

The dreaded comma splice is the common and often omnipresent mistake among writers. A coordinating conjunction is needed to help connect two independent clauses using a comma. If you really want to always keep on repeating the same error and avoid comma splice, you can use either a semicolon or a conjunction to connect those two phrases.

Proximacy always guarantees to their clients and potential customers that during the training orientation, their employees are given a full list of conjunctions and other technical grammar rules regardless of what work position. They do this because they want to bring their clients’ value before they put their money on the table.

Conclusion

The easiest way to fix your writings is to read your work aloud or quietly to yourself. This places your pause naturally, which is where you put a comma. There should be a natural break in the rhythm of your sentence. When you are unsure, you can always Google the phrase you want to use.