In a world of text messages and informal digital communication, proper grammar and spelling often goes out the window in favor of quick responses and abbreviated sentences, YKWIM? And punctuation and capitalization — well, forget about it!
And, to be honest, it’s perfectly fine for informal communication. In fact, it’s even recommended.
A recent study found that text messages with punctuation can make you seem insincere.
Who knew putting that period at the end of a text could make you seem like a jerk? (Not this gal — I always end a sentence with punctuation, text message or not, sorry for the offense).
But just because the preferred type of everyday communication doesn’t emphasize proper punctuation, spelling or grammar, doesn’t mean it’s a lost art entirely. In fact, your grammar know-how and ability to put together a coherent sentence can actually be a lucrative skill.
If you proudly identify as a card-carrying member of the Grammar Police, have taken a stance on the Oxford comma, and can use they’re, their, and there correctly in a sentence, well then, I bet you can find a side hustle that puts your skills to good use (i.e., makes money!). [Read more…] about The In-Demand Side Hustle Guide for Grammar Buffs