Good Proofreaders Are Made Not Born

Very few of us are good proofreaders. There are a couple of good reasons why we aren’t. Sometimes when our eyes see a mistake, our brain fills in the error with correct information. Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know. Maybe we think we understand the meaning of a word, or maybe the meaning of the word we used is close to what we mean but not exactly. Sometimes think we know something is correct, when it actually isn’t. […]

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Style Guides

  Many people are confused about the fundamentals of good writing for good reason. The reason is that the rules of grammar and punctuation sometime seem inconsistent. Luckily, we can determine whether some element of grammar or punctuation is correct. Well maybe not absolutely correct, but correct according to the rules outlined in a style guide. But, what’s a style guide? Style guides are resources, online or in print, that give direction for grammar, punctuation, formatting, word usage, and spelling […]

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