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MISTAKE MONDAY for January 21: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This is another case where reading out loud should make it easy to find the problem.             I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

find and replace

Can “find and replace” prevent quarterly commentary errors?

Most people who write quarterly commentary struggle a bit with errors and typos. I wrote about some of my struggles (and solutions) in “Investment commentary numbers: How to get them right.” As I mentioned in that post, I once made a bad mistake, naming the wrong quarter in my employer’s quarterly commentary. That post prompted […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for January 14: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Spell-checking software should have caught this one.                     I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

feeling blah about your blog

Feeling blah about your blog?

An article in Mindful, “When Work Is…Meh: How mindfulness helps us deal with on-the-job drudgery,” got me thinking about what to do when you feel blah about writing your blog. The article says, “It’s understandable how passion even for a career that once felt exciting can fade.” This applies to blogs, as well as to careers. […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for January 7: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Having trouble finding the problem(s)? Try reading this out loud.   I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.