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A Proofreader: Don’t Leave Home Without One

When I left home on a rainy Saturday to watch a football game, I didn’t realize I would needed my red pencil. Does making spelling or grammar mistakes in front of customers make any difference?

Happy Brithday cake from Baskin-Robbins

An ice cream cake from Baskin-Robbins


Country Farms Produce, Edmonds, WA

A produce market outside Edmonds, WA

Plese remember the slogan of the late, great Proofreader General of the United States (PGUS), Roland Sweet: Spelling Counts.

Can’t spell? Don’t embarrass yourself or your business. Hire an editor.



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Spelling Errors Follow a Trail

Casey Stengel

Casey Stengel

My Google Reader steered me to the Syracuse University basketball blog, where the post I read included a link to another post in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.

When I clicked through to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel  site (that’s sentinel with two “e”s),  I came across this passage:

“The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., is one of the most prestigious prep schools in America, founded in 1891 to prepare young men for Yale University. Its acceptance rate its 16%.” (Maybe “is” should be the verb in that second sentence.)

To paraphrase Casey Stengel, manager of the 1962 New York Mets, losers of a record 120 games: Can’t anybody here spell this game?

From coast to coast, even the most careful writers can always use another pair of eyes. If you don’t have at least four of your own, hire an editor to unearth and correct your errors.

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