Read This…The Elements of Style

  Sometimes only a classic will do. When that time comes, get a copy of The Elements of Style. Concise Hack’s copy of The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White (yes, the E.B. White who wrote Stuart Little) is copyright 1972 and published by The MacMillan Company. According to the Introduction, Strunk had privately printed his (as described by White “little book”) The Elements of Style in 1919 for use in his classroom, of which White […]

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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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