Mistake Monday

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

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

Why you must proofread

Why you must proofread

Your eyes don’t catch all of your typos and neither does your spell-checking or grammar-checking software. On top of that, sometimes software suggests corrections that I can only describe as “humorous,” if not “pathetic.” You see what you expect to see It’s hard for you to see your typos because your brain makes you see […]

What do sidebar and ESG have in common?

What do sidebar and ESG have in common?

Do you know the answer to the question I posed in the title of this blog post? Both “sidebar” and “ESG” are words that people in some fields immediately understand, but they perplex many other people. “Sidebar” refers to area of text, often placed in a box, to the side of an article. “ESG” is […]

Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for August 29: 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 of why you can’t rely on spell-checking software to catch your mistakes. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

how spell OK, not okay

OK, not okay

Did you know that “OK,” not “okay” is the correct spelling of that familiar expression? If you didn’t know how to spell OK, you have plenty of company, as I discovered when I ran a LinkedIn poll.   Origins of OK The term OK is an initialism. It comes from the misspelling “oll korrect” for […]