Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for December 10: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I see a couple of problems with this one.                         I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

my best tip for improving your investment commentary

My best tip for improving your investment commentary

Improving your investment commentary is typically the goal when you hire me to edit or rewrite your quarterly client letters or other commentary. Some of what I do is hard for me to teach you. But one of my most powerful tips is easy for you to implement. My best tip for improving your investment […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for December 3: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Please check your spelling.               I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for November 26: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Once again, spell-checking software could have saved this writer.     I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

down with parenthetical notes

Down with (“The Index”) parenthetical notes!

Have you noticed how many financial documents have unnecessary parenthetical notes? I mean phrases like the XYZ Fund (“The Fund”) or The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (“The Index”). Those parenthetical references strike me as unnecessary. However, I assumed that lawyers insisted on those parenthetical references. Parenthetical notes NOT required by law To my surprise, […]