Have you ever felt as if your heart skipped a beat upon noticing a grammar error? It’s not just your imagination that bad grammar can affect your heart rate. When people spot grammar errors, their heart rate variability declines, indicating that they’re stressed. That’s according to a University of Birmingham research study reported on in […]
“Do I need to use the ® mark with my CFP designation”? This question spurred me to do some research on whether one must always write “CFP®.” When I was active as a reporter, I never used the ® mark. In fact, I rarely included an interviewee’s CFP designation because space was tight. Upon doing […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Having trouble finding the mistake? Try reading the text out loud! I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.
The Q&A format has its uses. An FAQ section covering frequently asked questions belongs on many websites. However, this format should be used sparingly for articles. FAQs work, so why not Q&A articles? Unlike articles, FAQs are meant to be searched or skimmed for one question, not read word-for-word. Their readers seek answers to […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Hint: Automated spell checking should have identified the big mistake that caught my eye. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.