Mastering punctuation and grammar is essential, and it's often the cause of anxiety for many writers, myself included. Yet, the correct use of punctuation and grammar is an endangered species through sloppy usage on the Internet, in e-mail, and text messages. Even President Obama is guilty of incorrect usage when he said during an interview, "It's a very personal decision for Michelle and I."
Mary Norris, a copy editor at the New Yorker, wants to improve the way we use language in all its facets: grammar, syntax, vocabulary, spelling, usage, and punctuation. In her series Comma Queen, Norris explains how to make the English language richer and clearer through correct language skills.