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Life IS a newspaper

You’ll agree that life is a newspaper.

Newspaper has front page news. Life has front page news of “Me and Mine”

Newspaper revolves around juicy news items.  569 more words

'Leak' and 'leek'

This post is inspired by one of my favourite GIFs and probably the only part of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 I can actually remember: “Ahh! 142 more words

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'Less than ten items' is not wrong

I have already written about when to use fewer and less but I would like to address this phrase specifically:

Less than ten items.

Many people don’t like it – they insist that it should be… 217 more words

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'Sail' and 'sale'

Sail and sale are homophones. I suspect incorrect usage usually occurs by accident or because the writer is more familiar with one word than the other. 100 more words

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Happy Labor Day - Save Some Labor

First of all, happy Labor Day!

This is a quick post about a new service I’m offering: proofreading writers’ manuscripts. For only $10 per 1,000 words (so, for example, $250 for a 25,000 word short story collection), you can get your self-published (or attempting to be traditionally published, your call) manuscript completely free of errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, formatting, and consistency. 41 more words

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'Vial' and 'vile'

This post is inspired by my cat. I have several vials of insulin in the fridge for him; they are currently of no use because he is now an ex-diabetic cat. 49 more words

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I love proofreading!

One of the things I love about being a stay-at-home mum, rather than having your usual 9-5 day job, is that I can now concentrate on the things I’m passionate about and one of them is proofreading. 76 more words

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