Author Susan Lodge is kindly hosting me on her blog today.
Ever wondered why your manuscript still hangs on to those silly mistakes even after you have checked it for the hundredth time? Today my talented guest is the formidable wordsmith Carol Browne, who gives us an insight into her proofreading career.
by Carol Browne
In my working life I wear many hats. Those worn by the writer and the proofreader you would assume to be created by the same milliner, but they are mutually exclusive. This is one of many reasons why we all need proofreaders.
No time for false modesty because I know I’m a very good proofreader—in fact, your actual grammar Nazi—and I have a particular talent for spotting typos. You would think, therefore, that when I do my own writing, I would eliminate errors as I go along, like a highly efficient chef who leaves the kitchen clean and tidy while producing a gourmet meal. But no…
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