Did you know March 8, 2012, is National Proofreading Day? The very fact that there is such day must imply that proofreading is important. Don’t you think? I know Jay Leno’s nightly routine continues to include making fun of proofreading errors. For myself I will tell you that I spend an inordinate amount of time proofreading our clients’ submitted text for their websites, newsletters, blogs, etc. I also spend time reading blogs that deal with text content and the power of good content, as it applies to making a good impression with potential customers and current customers.
You might think when it comes to proofreading that I am only concerned with assisting our own customers. This is not the case. Do you remember when I wrote “Bystander Effects on Broken Blogs and Websites”? Basically I really believe that if you come across a glaring error on someone’s site or blog you should do the right thing – tell them! They will appreciate it. Go ahead “pay it forward”.
We all make mistakes. Our eyes play tricks on us. We can read something so many times that we don’t “see” the mistakes. For that reason, many companies (large and small) have staff that edit and proof text multiple times prior to going to “press.”
So today I want to share with you 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly. These tips are coming to you by way of Brian Clark at Copyblogger. Believe me when I tell you that almost every day I learn something helpful from the Copyblogger team.
Enjoy and remember to pass this on to others and “pay it forward”.
- 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly (copyblogger.com)