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MISTAKE MONDAY for February 4: 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 this mistake way too often.             I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

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Top posts from 2018’s fourth quarter

Check out my top posts from the last quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on writing (#1, #4, #5, #9, #10), blog (#2), proofreading (#3), investment commentary (#6), newsletter (#7), and grammar (#8). If you’d like to quickly improve your writing, check out #1! The #2 post is a practical checklist for writing more […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for January 28: 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 a subtle mistake.     I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

don't fix your grammar

Don’t fix your grammar

Want to write well? Then, don’t fix your grammar. I don’t mean don’t ever fix your grammar. I mean that you shouldn’t fix your grammar too early in the writing process. I thought about this when reading How to Write and Present Technical Information by Charles H. Sides. He says, Often writers get overly concerned about the […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

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.