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The constant lover, sorry I mean, author

I’ve mentioned a few times that when writing we need to be aware of the importance of consistency. But why is it important?

To begin with, it will infuriate your reader if Jane turns into Jean every few pages and back again. 1,309 more words

What's your initial reaction?

When you read this from Yahoo! Style, what’s your initial reaction? Are you like me and wonder, what the heck is a monogram ensemble?

It’s not a group of letters. 16 more words


Help Your Library Avoid Social Media Disaster

Let’s be honest. If a doctor makes a mistake – it’s a big deal.

If a social media marketer or librarian makes a mistake, more than likely, the sun will rise again tomorrow. 941 more words

Social Media Marketing

A Fantasy Novel Made Me a Proofreader

And then, I saw something that possibly made me the proofreader I am today.

I grew up speaking Chinese with my parents and friends. I grew up hearing Cantonese spoken by the adults around me.

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Don’t let silly mistakes spell the end of your credibility

We’ve all been there. You’ve spent hours working on the perfect pitch or article and in a proud state of exhaustion, you publish without a second thought. 734 more words


Whose mistake is that?

There are writers at Yahoo! Celebrity whose mistakes are obvious to even the most casual reader. The writer who’s made this goof is one of them: 18 more words