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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, […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for November 19: 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 an example for which the “read out loud” approach that I describe in “Why I love Adobe Acrobat Pro for proofreading” would help.                     I post these challenges to […]

2018 reading

My 2018 reading, with recommendations for you

Here are some of the books I read (or referred to) in 2018, divided by categories. I hope you find something useful in my reading. Business The Million-Dollar One-Person Business: Make Great Money, Work the Way You Like, Have the Life You Want by Elaine Pofeldt has an over-the-top title, but some good advice on […]