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Jun 18, 2016

Oxford Comma Origin Story

As a copywriter I'm confronted by the Oxford Comma question on a daily basis, but when it comes to the usage of this controversial piece of punctuation I definitely fall into the pro camp. However, I've never considered where it came from or the etymology of the phrase "Oxford Comma". The good folks at Vox have done their research though and in one of their recently uploaded (and very nicely produced) videos explain the Oxford Comma origin story.



My case for using the old Ox Com is that even if it isn't completely necessary all the time the assurance of 100% clarity when listing things is always better than anything less. The video above certainly isn't going to settle any debates but it will at least add some interesting new content to discussions about this copywriters' bane.


Source: Vox

Mark is a freelancer who specialises in creative copywriting and content creation. Starting out as a freelance blogger he's experienced at putting his copywriting skills to work on a variety of subjects and can easily turn his hand to different styles. In his years as a freelance writer he's always brought a creative edge to everything he's written. 

In addition to being a freelance copywriter and a hard-working wordsmith Mark has also forged other forms of content for the web and print working as a photographer, video editor and a general content creator on a freelance basis. 

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Based in Devon Mark lives within questing distance of the UK's Middle Earth aka Dartmoor. He likes his detectives hard-boiled, his eggs runny, and his time travel non-paradoxical.

These are the freelance content creation services available from Mark:

  • Freelance copywriting
  • Freelance blog creation
  • Freelance writing
  • Freelance photography
  • Freelance video editing

If you need a freelance writer, photographer, or video editor get in touch with Mark to find out how he can help:

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