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

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. If I were the person who proofread or paid for the publication of this item, I would not feel “relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated” after reading it on Mistake Monday.             I post these challenges […]

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MISTAKE MONDAY for July 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 post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

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More substitutions for economical writers

You seemed to like the word substitutions I suggested in “Word and phrase substitutions for economical writers.” This post suggests more changes to make your writing more economical and reader-friendly. In most cases, making your writing more concise makes it easier for readers to absorb your message. Adjectives Existing research shows → Research shows —After […]

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MISTAKE MONDAY for July 22: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. There’s one obvious mistakes, plus some other weaknesses.             I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

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Top posts from 2019’s second quarter

Check out my top posts from the second quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on compliance (#1, #6), writing (#2, #3, #5, #7, #8), proofreading (#4), grammar (#9), and newsletter (#10). I’m only listing one Mistake Monday post, although more were among the most viewed, because one Mistake Monday post is much like the […]