Semi-annual proofreading apology

Every few months, my proofreading skills seem to take a nosedive that drops them from mediocre to abysmal. I’m clearly in one of those phases now. Random apostrophes (“She realized its time to shop, and took Johns car to make the trip”); excess words (“she went to a the store”); redundant words (“she went to the store shop”); meaningless words (“she went to the blizl shop”), forgotten words (“she to the blizl shop”), homonym problems (“Oh! I need too go too the blizl store too shop to”) — they’re all there.

I’m working on quality control but, until life outside blogging slows down (that means work and kid activities), things aren’t going to get better any time soon. Please bear with me and know that, whenever I catch these things (although that’s not often lately), I do fix them.

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  1. John says

    As for me, I cheat. When I make comments on various websites, I type them up in Word first and let it correct capitalization, spelling, and grammar. After that, I cut and paste. By doing that, regressives are forced to perform their high wire act to distort what I said rather than dismiss it out of hand because I ended a sentence with a preposition.

  2. says

    My errors consist of two or three things. Mispellings, comma splice problems, and forgotten words. Forgotten words occur when I am typing too fast and thinking too fast, for my fingers to adequately type all the necessary words. Usually they are verbs, when I was concentrating on what noun I wanted to use.

    Please bear with me and know that, whenever I catch these things (although that’s not often lately), I do fix them.

    I fix them automatically because I don’t even notice them.

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