Proofreading, Writing Skills

This Saw Blade Can Do It All! (or: Proofreading Matters When Safety Counts)

I saw this sign while at a local hardware store waiting for some lumber to be cut. It would be one thing if this sign were scrawled on a piece of cardboard using a felt-tip marker. Then I could excuse the errors as being the result of some harried employee hurriedly writing these safety instructions.… Continue reading This Saw Blade Can Do It All! (or: Proofreading Matters When Safety Counts)

Writing Skills

6 Ways to Proofread Your Writing (and Avoid Looking Dumb)

Mistakes make us look stupid. Period. Mistakes in our writing also lower our credibility, whether they show up in a document, an email, or a chat message. When readers see errors in your writing, they might assume that: You’re a sloppy writer. Your spelling/punctuation/grammar knowledge is subpar. You’re not detail-oriented. You don’t care enough to… Continue reading 6 Ways to Proofread Your Writing (and Avoid Looking Dumb)