Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0: End of the Year Quickie—Gross vs. Net


Every Wednesday, Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0 features handy tips to enhance all of our writing, from daily emails to articles to books. After all, everyone needs to write, right?

Let's close out 2017 with one Editing for Grammarphobes quickie, shall we?

Since tax time is just around the corner, do you know the difference between gross and net?

Gross income is the amount of salary or wages paid to an individual by an employer before any deductions are taken out.

Net income is the residual amount of earnings after all expenses have been deducted.

Thank you all for spending time with me this year. I have known many of you through this blog since its inception in 2010. Can you believe it? I truly treasure you all. It's nice to know you have friends all over the world.

Thank you to my new EFG Digest subscribers. It's been an exciting year expanding Editing for Grammarphobes and sharing grammar facts with you. I'm so glad you're a part of the Bibliophilic Blather family.

Wishing you all a new year filled with moments of great joy that will sustain you through the not-so-great times. And may we all work toward creating a kinder and more peaceful world.

Happy New Year!

Karen xx

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These five books are on my desk at all times. Maybe they'll help you as well.

The Associated Press Stylebook, 2016 edition
The Chicago Manual of Style
Strunk and White's The Elements of Style
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition
The Bugaboo Review: A lighthearted guide to exterminating confusion about words, spelling, and grammar


A professional writer/editor for almost 30 years, Karen Wojcik Berner's wide and varied experience includes such topics as grammar, blog content, book reviews, corporate communications, the arts, paint and coatings, real estate, the fire service, writing and literature, research, and publishing. An award-winning journalist, her work has appeared in several magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including the Chicago Tribune, Writer Unboxed, Women's Fiction Writers, Naperville Magazine, and Fresh Fiction. She also is the author of three contemporary women's fiction novels and is a member of the Chicago Writers’ Association. For more information on Karen, please visit www.karenberner.com.


Anonymous said…
Happy New Year to you and your family too, Karen!
Fi Phillips said…
Happy new year, Karen. Here's to an excellent 2018.
Thanks much, angel011 and Fi. Cheers to you!
Margaret said…
Looking forward to 2018 and wishing y'all a Happy New Year
Thanks, Margaret. Hope 2018 is good to you.

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