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T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)

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Are You a Grammar Obsessive?

  • If you were “out to lunch” during grade-school English class
  • If you hated your English teacher because that diagramming stuff drove you nuts
  • If you can honestly say that you didn’t get to where you are today by knowing how to spell (but you sometimes wonder how much farther you can go)

then you are NOT a grammar obsessive...and you probably need one.

Good grammar is rarely noticed. Bad grammar is noticed by those who know better. Your customers may know better, so why take the chance? A Written Word adds quality to the language in your documentation whether we write it ourselves or whether you ask us to edit other writers’ material. A Written Word is grammar obsessive. We admit it.


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Paul Kinnecom, Exec. Dir. Tank Car Safety, Association of American Railroads

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Rae Ann Vandeputte, Project Manager
Health Systems International


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