About

About Erin Servais:

I’m a freelance book editor focusing on proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing. I recently started my own book services business, called Dot and Dash. I’m working on getting my new website up and running and getting all of my I’s dotted, and I’m really excited to give you all the details when it’s ready. In the meantime, you can contact me at erin@dotanddashllc.com.

23 thoughts on “About

  1. You have some really great insights and seem very well versed in the jargon involved with language. I take my hat off to you! I look forward to reading more of your work 🙂

  2. I took a communications class at uni, which was only a tiny insight into the work of -ologies and -tics, so I’m looking forward to browsing through your blog and re-learning these important factors of writing.

  3. You have really helpful posts. Thanks for maintaining this blog, it is great for helping me reach Grammar Geekdom!

  4. There should be more people like you on WordPress. There’s nothing worse than grammatically incorrect posts. On second thought, grammatically incorrect published items are by far the worst.

  5. OK, I once dated the daughter of the dean of Kent State. . .long, very long story. . .ever read Karen Elizabeth Gordon?

    I am one of those tweeds who can read a dictionary for hours. . .like your stuff. . .thanks for allt he fish

  6. Hello,

    My name is Ryan Rivera and I have been reading your website for a while now. Yesterday, I came across this article – https://grammarpartyblog.com/2012/05/21/stop-using-ocd-as-an-adjective/ – and it really caught my attention because it is related to my area of expertise.

    My area is helping folks with anxiety, stress, panic attacks and related issues (7+ years in the field). So it got me wondering – perhaps you’d be interested in an expanded guest article on the same, or a similar topic? I think I could provide some additional tips. Or perhaps I could cover a new topic altogether? I would be glad to contribute.

    My work has been featured in local radio and TV shows, so I’m sure I can craft something that will work for you and your website. You can always turn it down – no issues. It’d be exclusive to you, around 650 words, but I can make it longer or shorter if you wish. I will also share the story with my 900+ subscribers once published.

    Please let me know if you would be interested.

    Kind regards,
    Ryan Rivera

    P.S. I can also send you some links to previously published articles – just let me know if you’d like to see them first.

    • Hi, Ryan. I’d love to talk to you more about this. If you’re on twitter, please direct message me at @GrammarParty to discuss this further. Thanks for thinking of me!

    • Though I think it’s funny when people without OCD try to understand it, I wish there were more of them.

  7. Hello!

    I just wanted to say that I find your posts very useful. The explanations are clear and to the point, and the practice/ exercises are very handy.

    I’ve been teaching the language for about 10 years now, mainly to Japanese and Koreans. And I also always make an effort to be simple and efficient in the way I teach things.

    Thanks!

  8. Seriously LOVE your blog, first one I’ve followed in my life. I write every day in my spare time and I’ve really struggled with tenses and grammar. Your blog has been a godsend in helping me fix up errors I wasn’t aware I was committing. Thanks again!

  9. Erin–how about Loose vs. lose? That is my pet peeve and I just don’t get how people get confused and use loose when they mean lose. aargh! Love to read your blog…

  10. Hi Erin, your blog has been a lot of fun to read! I’m often faced with the challenge of explaining some seemingly illogical grammar rule to my Spanish husband, and I’ve been having fun coming up with simple, logical ways to explain things. Today it was “use” and “utilize” and your article was a perfect support to help me explain the difference between them correctly. Thanks, and keep it up!

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