Having discussed and debated the merits of the spell check, I thought I'd take some time to talk about proofreading your own work. If, like me, you feel you're pretty good at picking up on mistakes, that your typing isn't too bad, and you have a fairly good grasp of English and the grammar that … Continue reading Editor in Person – Why You Shouldn’t Proofread Your Own Writing
I am pernickety. Generally everywhere, but definitely when it comes to language and grammar, and, oh, the irritating comma and apostrophe. Actually, I quite like the apostrophe. I personally don't find it irritating at all. I just find it irritating that other people don't know how to use it properly. Unlike the comma, whose use … Continue reading But That’s Not Right… 5 Tips on the Use of the Apostrophe
We all have them. We often rely on them because our typing skills are rarely that good. Fast, but not accurate. And spell check will sort it out, sometimes changing the word for us, and sometimes just flagging it up for review. Marvellous, isn't it? I admit to be much the same as most of … Continue reading I’ve Got Spell Check… I Don’t Need a Proofreader
Someone is in need of a good proofreader! EGG-Straveganza or EGG-Stravaganza? Cream or Creme?