Proofreading – get the spelling and grammar right to make a good impression on your readers.
I’ve recently spent a morning with a bunch of lovely authors at TJ Ink, learning about the independent publishing business, and giving a short talk about copyediting. I explained what it is, why you need it, and gave some examples … Continued
Sometimes spelling a word wrong makes a point which would be lost if the word was spelled correctly. Like Movember. Or jokes about ‘elf and safety’ in relation to Father Christmas, or gnomes, or The Hobbit. My computer has hiccups … Continued
I’ve been thinking about odd words again. It’s a hazard of the job, and I could probably get tablets for it, I know, but there it is! What kind of odd words? Well, the sort that don’t follow the rules, … Continued