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29 Aug 2017

INTERVIEW: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDITING AND PROOFREADING

With traditional publishing on the decrease — self-published books represented 31 percent of  e-book sales on Amazon’s Kindle Store in 2014 — more authors than ever shoulder the responsibility of making sure their books contain clean, polished, and accurate copy. That means, ideally, that they’re hiring professionals to fine-tune their manuscripts once the writing is complete. The […]

24 Sep 2016

TEST YOUR GRAMMAR KNOWLEDGE

Can you spot the 10 errors in the paragraph below?   Click here to view the answers!

09 Dec 2015

GETTING YOUR BOOK ON THE SHELF

It’s the critical question all would-be authors keep asking: How do I get my book published? Dino Price has been the managing director of John M. Hardy Publishing in Houston for three years, but his background is in business development and marketing strategies. That combination of experiences makes him a very useful resource for up-and-coming […]

15 Nov 2010

GRAMMAR-FAIL TIEBREAKER: THE VOTES ARE IN!

Thanks to everyone who voted for a second-place winner. The votes are in, and we’d like to congratulate Charlotte P. for taking second place (and for scoring a $25 Amazon.com gift card)! Charlotte submitted this photo of a wearable grammar fail (“Free hugs for qualifed candidates”): So, this brings our first-ever grammar-fail photo contest to […]

08 Oct 2010

GRAMMAR-FAIL PHOTO FROM JEREMY AND JENNI

Thanks to Jeremy and Jenni for their second grammar-fail photo. Jenni says:  “Spelling sucks.” Thanks, guys!

01 Oct 2010

GRAMMAR FAIL FROM CHRIS

Chris says: “You’d think they’d mess up ‘dessert’ before spelling ‘dining’ wrong. Maybe they were so concerned about getting dessert right that they didn’t pay attention to the rest of the words. Double consonants make call for a short vowel sign. Isn’t that one of the earliest spelling rules we learn?” Check out Chris’ website […]

29 Sep 2010

ONE MORE GRAMMAR FAIL FROM CHARLOTTE P.

Charlotte says: “I don’t know where my husband bought this tee shirt for our son, but there is a huge mistake on it.  I laugh everytime our son wears it. P.S. No one else, including his teachers or anyone in the public has noticed or pointed out the misspelling!”

28 Sep 2010

GRAMMAR FAIL: HOPE YOUR NOT AN ENGLISH MAJOR

Check out this grammar-fail photo from our friend and fellow writer Kevin Tumlinson.  And yes, he found this on a college campus.  Thanks for the entry, Kevin! And be sure to visit Kevin’s website:  http://www.kevintumlinson.com/

27 Sep 2010

GRAMMAR-FAIL CONTEST ENTRY FROM MISS CASEY

Miss Casey says: “This sign was taped on the door of a  downtown Detroit gas station.   Between this, and the attendant behind bulletproof glass, we decided that it was a good idea to find another gas station. . . ” Thanks, Miss Casey!

27 Sep 2010

GRAMMAR-FAIL CONTEST ENTRY FROM CHARLOTTE P.

Charlotte says: “This is a sweepstakes from a huge, professional company, yet, on one of their sweepstakes forms, they could not spell ‘September’ correctly. And what amazes me is this sweepstakes has been running for a while and they have not corrected it.” Thanks, Charlotte! (NOTE:  the fail is sort of hard to see.  It’s […]

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