Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for November 12: 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 mistake that spell-checking software should catch.   I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

define your audience

4-step process to define your audience

Do you take the time to define the audience for whom you’re writing? Writers who don’t do this before writing may produce content that doesn’t hit the mark. On this blog, and in my financial blogging book, I suggest how to narrow down your audience. However, I’m always looking for new approaches. That’s why I […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for November 5: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This should have been easy for spell-checking software.           I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

5 things my English teachers failed to teach me

5 things my English teachers failed to teach me

I was a B student in my high school English classes. But even if I’d been a star, I doubt I would have emerged from high school as a strong writer. Looking back, I see five things my English teachers failed to teach me about writing. 1. It’s OK to give away your main points […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for October 29: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I think this one should be easy to catch.         I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.