#Workshop - June 29th @ 9pm - Grammar Workshop

cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Hey everyone!

There have been a lot of discussions going around about the process of writing and proofing reviews lately. We now have editors from the community proof reading reviews, and there has been some controversy over whether or not the program is effective.

Part of this is due to grammar misuse and differences among languages. We will be discussing the most common grammar errors such as comma use/misuse, run on sentences, and misused/confused words (discrete or discreet? their or there? too or to?) along with other ways to improve writing and reviews. There will also be discussion for the editors about what to do when we come across such misconceptions and what we can do to fix them.

FAQs will be provided from different sites including Eden for those who may not be able to make the workshop but would like to get more information.
Come and provide your own insight, or just come and learn how to better your reviews! I look forward to seeing you there on Wednesday, June 29th at 9pm EST!
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Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Great idea. I plan to attend.
06/23/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
This is a great idea, I hope that those in need attend! I'm pretty good with grammar except when it comes to abusing and neglecting commas, with the exception of my grammar going down the hole when I'm tired. Anyhow, looking forward to checking out the workshop to see if I can learn anything.
06/25/2011
Linga Linga
I wonder what time that is for me in Australia
06/25/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I'd like to learn all I can.( ; ) the semi-colon gives me the worst trouble. Hoping you can help me with that
06/25/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Great, I will be here. Sometimes it bothers me when people vote on how well the editor did and they base it on the review itself and not just the fact that all we are here to do is spelling and punctuation. It isn't our job to improve the review itself.
06/25/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Linga
I wonder what time that is for me in Australia
Time and Date Event Time Announcer does the conversion for you.

Adelaide Thu 10:30 AM
Sydney Thu 11:00 AM

If neither of those are your time zone, click the link, fill in the meeting information, and check the list for your closest city.
06/25/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I will be there. This is what I need!
06/25/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I link my students to this website to give them grammar help when my explanation doesn't help.

I abuse ellipses, but other than that my grammar is pretty damn good. I won't be able to make it anyway.

Good luck with it.
06/25/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Excellent workshop idea! Although I feel I have a grasp on style and word flow, I really struggle with grammar usage and spelling. I will do my best to attend.
06/28/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
This is something I would be interested in. But unfortunately I'll be out at an appointment while this is happening. But I will come back to read through.
06/28/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
Quote:
Originally posted by cherryredhead88
Hey everyone! There have been a lot of discussions going around about the process of writing and proofing reviews lately. We now have editors from the community proof reading reviews, and there has been some controversy over whether or not the ... More
So psyched for this!!! \o/
06/28/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I link my students to this website to give them grammar help when my explanation doesn't help.

I abuse ellipses, but other than that my grammar is pretty damn good. I won't be able to make it anyway.

Good luck with it. ... More
Thanks for the link! I'm a big fan of Grammar Girl and The Purdue Online Writing Lab, among many others.
06/28/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Thanks for doing this CRH!

It bugs me when I see too many and not enough commas in reviews.
06/28/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Looking forward to it all! I am getting everything together tonight so I have all my resources ready.

I hate commas but I feel like I do a pretty good job, and looking forward to helping others with it!

I hope to learn some more, too. I actually learned about the em/en dashes in B8tr's thread -- still having a hard time with them, but oh well.
06/28/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
can't wait! I need help in this area, grammar was never my friend in school, in one ear out the other.
06/29/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
I will try to be here but can't promise.
06/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
Ooh, good idea for a workshop! I don't know if I'll be here the whole time but I'll be crossing my t's and dotting my i's in solidarity.
06/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'll be here!
06/29/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Will do my best to be here...having issues with one child but I should have it under control by then, lol.
06/29/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
here early so I don't forget
06/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Half an hour!


Hi HHSM
06/29/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Checking in
06/29/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Half an hour!


Hi HHSM
hey sam! Just getting things prepared so I can actually pay attention once this starts.
06/29/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Hey everyone! 15 mins to go! I'm getting my little man in bed and I will be all situated
06/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Wondermom
hey sam! Just getting things prepared so I can actually pay attention once this starts.
I'm working on a few reviews while I wait. I keep buying things when I shouldn't be, so I'm trying to knock out as many reviews on things I have sitting around as I can, lol.
06/29/2011
potstickers potstickers
I hope this can help us see higher quality reviews. Unfortunately I think most people that really need this workshop won't bother coming.
06/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by potstickers
I hope this can help us see higher quality reviews. Unfortunately I think most people that really need this workshop won't bother coming.
Even if they don't, though, it will give us something easy to link to... if a new reviewer has lots of mistakes, we can say "Welcome to Eden! You might want to check out this workshop thread (link) to really get your reviews to shine!"
06/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Even if they don't, though, it will give us something easy to link to... if a new reviewer has lots of mistakes, we can say "Welcome to Eden! You might want to check out this workshop thread (link) to really get your reviews to shine!"
Huh. Unless that's rude. It's always tough for me to tell, because personally, I like it when people give me ways to improve---but there are definitely people who don't.
06/29/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I'm working on a few reviews while I wait. I keep buying things when I shouldn't be, so I'm trying to knock out as many reviews on things I have sitting around as I can, lol.
I just put in a new order earlier lol
06/29/2011
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