Commas on Steroids Starts This Sunday

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My first-time-ever class on commas alone, Commas on Steroids, begins this Sunday, January 13, and then meets both days next weekend, January 19 and 20. (As I am putting the class together, I am thinking we need more time, but that will have to be a Part 2 comma class at a later date!)

We will spend the entire six hours of this class on commas, covering some obscure rules as well as taking the time to figure out how the common rules apply to some of those horrendous transcript sentences.

What about prepositional phrases out in the front of a sentence? And what about them when they come in front of the second part of the sentence? How do you figure out whether something is a clause when there is no word indicating it is? Can it really be that a ten-line sentence doesn’t need any punctuation anywhere? We will delve into these topics and many more.

And there will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions about material from your transcripts. We will spend some of our time analyzing these transcript sentences.

Six hours
January 13, 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Pacific time
January 19, 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. Pacific time
January 20, 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Pacific time

CEUs can be earned for these sessions. One session may be missed and CEUs earned by writing and submitting a detailed summary of the recording of the class.

$20 a unit — packed with information that you need and use every day on the job at a great rate — no hotel, no TSA, no Lyft or Uber.

There is also a recorded version of the class — no CEUs — which is lower priced and you can listen to at your leisure.

Pricing and details for registration are available at

Hope to see you in class.

Happy punctuating!



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