Write about companies like people (but not all the time)

Writers seem to be split into three camps about companies: some think a company is singular, others plural while some mix it up depending on some arbitrary measurement.
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Proofreading: important for governments and spammers

It may only be a typo, but it’s the sort of mistake I don’t expect to see on an official Australian government website.

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The Hamilton Spectator wrote this crap

As well as people writing poorly, sometimes the subject matter is so far from newsworthy that it leaves me wondering why an editor wanted it covered.
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The comma of direct address, readers

The most common gripe with the comma of direct address seems to be when people start e-mails with something like “Hi Dave” or “Hello Dave” rather than “Hi, Dave” or “Hello, Dave”. (“Dear Dave” is correct, because Dave is, presumably, dear to the author.)
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You didn’t right this write

I have good days and I have bad days. I make mistakes. You make mistakes. We all make mistakes.
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Ingredients for a favourable freelancer

I’ve worked with freelancers across the world and through various timezones. Some have been friends I’ve been trying to help out while others have become friends. Some have been great at their jobs while others have been awful.
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But I like doing it this way

This isn’t a rule that’s set in stone and I’m sure you can find plenty of people who will argue either side, especially online. To me, though, you should never start a sentence with the word ‘but’.
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