Get It Write offers services for people who realize that the written
word makes a powerful and lasting impression.
What We Offer
Get It Write offers customized writing skills seminars as well as free access to articles on common grammar, mechanics, and usage issues.
We offer seminars ranging in length from one hour to several days and covering a wide range of writing-related issues: grammar, mechanics, usage, clarity, organization, focus, development, an economy of language, and audience awareness.
We frequently publish articles about the most popular English grammar and writing questions that we receive as English educators. We cover grammar, mechanics, usage, punctuation, pronouns, and other popular topics.
Get It Write can work with your organization to design a style manual specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of your business.
A gifted lecturer who delivers content in an interactive and comprehensive fashion, Nancy has mastered the art of engaged presentations designed to enhance the writing skills of her audience.
The Hon. Justice Gillian Lucky
High Court of Trinidad and Tobago, Chair, Judicial Education Institute
The program is outstanding. Nancy makes complex topics accessible with her clear explanations and helpful materials. Her interactive program and lively presentation style (and sense of humor) make learning easy and enjoyable.
Senior Litigation Counsel, Civil Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice
This course was precisely what I needed. I cannot recall a single issue we covered that will not be extremely helpful. I now realize how much help I need to be effective in my written communication
National Account Manager, United Parcel Service.
Nancy (Tuten) makes what could be a dry subject very interesting. She works to make the content relevant. The course was excellent.
Director of Training and Development, S.C. Department of Public Safety
My entire office should enroll in this workshop. I wish I had taken it sooner. In the past, some of this information was difficult for me to understand, but not today.
Personnel Services, S.C. Budget and Control Board Internal Operations
Your excellent and informative articles have helped to demystify, and put straight, a number of grammatical quandaries I had! I appreciate your taking complex issues and providing crystal-clear explanations in common-sense language, with lucid and logical examples to test one’s knowledge.
Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Erskine Murray Insurance Brokers
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Reflexive pronouns are the ones that end with –self or –selves. Singular: myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself Plural: yourselves, ourselves, themselves Can you identify problems with reflexive...
In another article, we address the problem that arises when people try to use an apostrophe to make words (especially names) plural. Here we are...
The hyphen, the em dash, and the en dash are all horizontal marks of varying lengths. Each functions quite differently from the others. Below are...
One of the many advantages personal computers have over typewriters is that we can type a whole host of useful characters that are not visible...
About The Instructor
Nancy founded Get It Write in 1991. Since then, she has taught hundreds of seminars on writing-related issues to professionals in the workforce, including employees of state and local governments, judges and staff members of state and federal court systems, bankers, and attorneys (see her client list).
From 1988 to 2019, she taught writing and literature at Columbia College. A tenured full-professor holding an endowed chair, she served as dean of the Division of Communication, Languages, and Literatures for eight years and directed the writing-across-the-curriculum program for fifteen years.
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After almost two decades, the wait is over: the second edition of The First Fifty Tips is ready! More than a thousand printed copies of...