Surely spelling and grammar only matter in academia, right? But is that really true? When was the last time writing something correctly worked out bad for you? How about a typo or a misspelled word? How often have those mistakes benefited you?
Why should Koreans use DC CopyPro’s English copywriting and proofreading service?
If the Internet is to be believed, DC CopyPro's English copywriting and proofreading services for Koreans will soon be replaced by ChatGPT. Is this phenomenon taking the Internet by storm really a threat?
The most common errors and examples of awkward English found in Korea
After more than a year of posting daily examples of awkward English found mainly on Korean signs, clothing, and packaging, this blog post (part 1 of 2) highlights the most common English copywriting errors Koreans tend to make.
Why do those insidious errors keep sneaking into your writing?
Why are casual and seasoned writers alike plagued by errors in their writing? Whether writing text messages or novels, these errors constantly pop up. Even with technology like spell checkers and grammar checkers, how do mistakes still find their way into our writing?
Why are some hyphens longer than others? Wonder no more!
Are hyphens and dashes the same? If not, what's different? How do you even type them? Answers to these questions (and more) are revealed in this post. This post will explain the differences, help you understand when to use them, and most importantly, how to actually type them!
Is holding non-native speakers to a higher standard than native speakers unfair?
When native speakers make an error, it's usually labelled a typo or a simple mistake. But non-native speakers are not extended the same courtesy. Instead, it is assumed they were ignorant of the rules. Regardless of the reason, too many errors in your writing is never good.
Certain your poor English won’t get your email flagged as spam? Guess again.
Getting people to open your emails is challenging. Once opened, the chances they'll click on your call to action (CTA) decrease with every red flag—from suspicious email addresses to poor grammar and punctuation.
Train hard, dream big—Could proofreading have avoided an Olympic incident?
It's kind of funny for an English copywriter and proofreader to be commenting on an error made in Korean, but that's precisely what I'm doing. This post attempts to demonstrate how English errors jump out at native English speakers using a Korean example.
Where did my fascination with funny signs come from?
It wasn't until I did some real thinking about where my fascination for funny signs came from. Even I didn't realize how far back my interest in these signs extended.
Part II—How to increase comprehension using words you already know
Part II—A practical examination of why you should spend your time learning different meanings of words you already know, rather than trying to improve your comprehension by learning more words.
How can I increase my vocabulary? Size doesn’t always matter!
Learning more words is rarely the solution to comprehension troubles. How well do you know the 2,000 most frequently used words? Even if you have no interest in language learning, this post clearly demonstrates how challenging English can be—even when only using simple words.
Is it any wonder so much awkward and unprofessional English abounds in Korea?
The number of errors, the awkwardness of the English, and the formatting used in this official government announcement on new COVID-19 regulations does little to motivate citizens to attempt to display properly written English in their place of business.
Do poorly-written English lyrics in K-pop drive you up the wall?
More examples of awkward and incorrect English lyrics in Korean songs, and a couple of examples of awkward and incorrect Korean used in English songs.
Fixed all your grammar and spelling mistakes? But did you remember this?
Effective copy is about more than just grammatically correct text. The words you use and how you choose to express yourself affects the tone of your writing.
Top 3 reasons people are judging you for your writing mistakes
Top 3 reasons why writing is judged more harshly than speaking, and what poorly written copy can mean for your brand image and sales.
Confusing English verb tenses and the 5 tenses you need to focus on
Clarification about similar verb tenses and suggestions on which verb tenses English language learners should focus on.
All 12 English verb tenses—clearly explained [with examples]
A clear explanation of the meanings and uses of the 12 English verb tenses, with examples.
One person’s poetic license is another’s grammar mistake
Is poetic license always a blanket excuse for pushing grammar and spelling rules in lyrics?
We don’t need no education—Are you sure about that?
Part 1 of a 2-part post examining the bending of grammar rules in song lyrics by native and non-native English speakers.