Self-Editing for Writers

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15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly

Here’s a fun infographic from Copyblogger. The English language is a carnival ride, and even very intelligent and educated people make the occasional error. However, some common errors are easily avoided once you know what to look for.

Remember, people do judge you by how you present yourself in writing, and this includes emails and blog posts. If you want to be taken seriously, always take the extra step of reading over what you’ve written a couple of times before pressing the send button.

If you’re writing a book or article, of course you’ll need to hire an editor at some point. But the more self-editing you do before bringing in a professional, the less you’ll have to pay them to fix your mistakes.


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