MISTAKE MONDAY for December 26: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This might have been caught if the author or proofreader had read the text out loud. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.
Well-exercised writers are better writers
Have you resolved to exercise more? With that in mind, I’ve updated this list of free and low-cost online exercise classes that I originally created during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am grateful to my writer friends who suggested these resources to me. My current exercise favorites My go-to website for low-impact […]
Why I love Speak for proofreading
If you’ve ever tried to proofread the gazillionth draft of an article, you know it’s painful to reread a familiar piece. Plus, you naturally fill in missing words and correct other mistakes in your mind, not on the page. The Speak feature in Microsoft Word is helping me overcome this challenge. (Note: I initially used—and […]
MISTAKE MONDAY for November 28: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?
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.
My 2022 reading
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 […]