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?
5 ways to determine if the proofreader you’re considering is competent
How can you decide if a proofreader is competent enough to proofread your writing when you aren't aware of the mistakes you're making? You're not a native English speaker—how can you determine if an English proofreader is qualified? This post outlines some strategies you can use so you'll feel more confident hiring a proofreader.
Why do I need an English proofreader? I don’t make that many mistakes!
As an English copywriter, I always strive to deliver error-free copy to my clients. Despite working as an English proofreader, the occasional error sneaks through. This post examines why this happens and how we can minimize typos in our writing.
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.
How could an English proofreader in Korea have been so careless? I screwed up!
What happens when an English proofreader in Korea, who rails against people for not consulting native speakers to assist with proofreading, doesn't follow his own advice? He gets a wake-up call!
5 free tools every blogger needs in their arsenal to boost clicks
As a blogger, you have lots of tools at your disposal to make your writing more easily digestible and appealing to readers. This post examines the top 5 tools I use when writing blogs.
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.
My workspace may not be fancy, but it just got some upgrades
Usually content to make do with what I have, sometimes spending a few bucks to get the right tools isn't such a bad thing. A detailed look at my new wireless keyboard and mouse, and a new web browser.
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.
The 10 characteristics that make me a kick-ass proofreader
Not everyone is cut out for proofreading. I possess a number of traits that make me especially well suited to being an effective and thorough proofreader.
The butcher’s natural ingredient quasi-drugs PETS poo—Huh?
Typical examples of poor English on Korean product labels and signs.
25-year EFL veteran attempts to reinvent himself as the big 5–0 looms
How I stumbled into copywriting and proofreading