Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I wince every time I hear someone use this expression. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.
Here are some of the books that I enjoyed reading during 2022. Writing Actually, the Comma Goes Here by Lucy Cripps. The Plain English Approach to Business Writing by Edward P. Bailey—This book offers sound suggestions for good writing. By the way, if you want to improve your financial writing, check out my book, Financial […]
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 […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Try reading out loud, if you can’t catch the problem with just your eyes. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.
“A monologophobe…is a writer who would rather walk naked in front of Saks Fifth Avenue than be caught using the same word more than once in three lines,” wrote Theodore M. Bernstein in The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage. Bernstein admitted that “…avoidance of monotony caused by jarring repetition of a conspicuous […]