Certain words are easy to get wrong.
Some people spell words incorrectly or type the wrong word because they don’t know any better. That’s understandable. English spelling is hard.
I wish I had that excuse. The words I most often get wrong are ones I know how to spell — and know the difference between them, … Continue reading
Will you — or your editor — know to pick the right word?
The sentence in a recently written Sherlock Holmes story stopped me cold.
“There were besides some more mundane elements: drafting tables laden with dusty blueprints, labels and vices and tools, chains for heavy lifting suspended from the ceiling.”
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And other reasons you may need an editor.
by Andy Scheer
“I hope I don’t catch flack from my wife,” the author wrote me, “for having to write on Mother’s Day.”
I understood what he meant, even if he didn’t type flak.
What’s the difference? The first means a publicity agent. The second, a burst … Continue reading