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MISTAKE MONDAY for July 15: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oops! Reading this out loud before publishing might have helped the author.             I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Why blog?

Why should institutional investment managers blog?

Why should institutional investment managers blog? And, what’s your best tip for those who blog? Please answer my two-question survey. I’d love to share the results of this survey with you, but to do that I’ll need to collect enough responses to make it interesting. Please participate and encourage your colleagues and friends to participate.

Are quarterly newsletters still useful?

Are quarterly newsletters still useful?

This blog post was inspired by “Has the quarterly client newsletter become old news?” (free registration required) in InvestmentNews. Advisors’ opinions are mixed, says the article. So are mine. Quarterly newsletters are good for some people, but not for others. Drawbacks of quarterly newsletters Quarterly newsletters can feel like a burden on the firm. If […]

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MISTAKE MONDAY for July 8: 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 one that spell-checking software can’t catch.       I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

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My three main software tools for proofreading

Proofreading is hard. Your eyes gloss over mistakes because they see what they expect to see. (At least, mine often do this.) They read “portfolio manger” as “portfolio manager,” adding the missing “a.” This is why I use three software tools (other than spell-checking software) when accuracy and style matter most. The first tool is […]