proofreading

Great Spelling Fails – “iHop-gate”

I’ve written several posts about the importance of proofreading and why you should pay attention to your spelling (the link takes you to a selection of articles on the subject), but a recent trip to Florida made me…

A Fool Proof Guide to Proofreading

  Before I launch into this subject I want to say two things – you are human; you will make mistakes. Regardless of whether you’re a professional copywriter or the person in the office…

Failing to Proofread Could Cost You £8.8 Million

  Really? £8.8 million? I kid you not. A recent article in The Guardian reported how a simple proofreading blunder has cost Companies House £8.8 million. What…

6 Tips for Effective Proofreading

  Before I begin let me point out that nobody is perfect. If you are the type of person who revels in making others feel small because they made a mistake, I’d just like to point out…

Why Proofreading is Important

Whether you’re a copywriter, manager, secretary, director or anything else for that matter, proofreading is essential. Although I write for a living I am not claiming to be whiter than white on the typo front. I make mistakes because I am…

Why Spelling Mistakes Can be Costly

This post originally appeared on Freelance Copywriter’s Blog: When you sell face to face your sales pitch is entirely verbal. You can watch the other party for physical clues as to what they’re thinking…

The Cost of NOT Proofreading

This post first appeared on my other blog, freelancecopywritersblog.com, but I also wanted to share it with you here. It’s amazing where inspiration can strike for blog posts. This one came about after a visit to the…

Why You Should Always Review Your Writing

  Have you ever written something, thought it was the best thing since sliced bread but then, when you’ve gone back to it after a few months or even years…