“Since writing my previous article on “Words to Start Spelling Correctly,” I’ve keep a list of misspellings I’ve come across while editing. I’ve gathered enough to write about, so here are more common misspellings, some of which are homophones (words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings), and tricks to help remember the differences! (more…)
Here are the reports you asked me to send you.
If the greeting in this e-mail looks similar to your daily e-mails, you’re doing it wrong. You’re not the only one, though, so don’t give yourself too much grief (just a little). Every day, I receive e-mails that share this same mistake. Have you spotted it yet? (more…)
Have you ever thought of the perfect song that coincides with a scene in your book, the song that describes the exact emotion you want to convey? I think we all have. (more…)
Do you find it difficult to recall the difference between effect and affect, lie and lay, or it’s and its? You’re not the only one! These words are called homophones, words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. (more…)
In the age of texting and social media, we often find ourselves in need of a way to show emphasis, but italicizing isn’t always an option. Instead, we use asterisks, underscores, all caps, and quotation marks because we want to do something to set the word(s) apart. (more…)
Depending on the level of editing your manuscript has undergone, your editor will often leave comments for you on the right-hand side of your manuscript using Word’s Comment feature. You may also find it useful to leave comments for your editor prior to submitting your manuscript if you have a specific question you want them to address. (more…)