“At least one set of edits should be made on the printed page, pen in hand,” say Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner in Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges. They favor working on a hard copy because “some failings–for example, a missing connection in argument or undue length–are more easily spotted in hard […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oops, somebody didn’t proofread this. I think my “read out loud” method would have caught this error. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.
William Zinsser, a noted writer on writing, said, as quoted in Jon Winokur’s Advice to Writers: Short paragraphs put air around what you write and make it look inviting, whereas one long chunk of type can discourage the reader from even starting to read. I’m a big fan of short paragraphs, as you know if […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This one made me smile. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.
Are you thinking of starting a newsletter and sending it via your firm’s email? Stop. Sending newsletters using your firm’s email client—whether it’s Microsoft Outlook or some other program—is a bad idea. It can anger people, and handicap the delivery of your newsletter. But, don’t worry. There’s an easy solution. An easy way to annoy […]