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Read it back to me, please

I am perpetually in editor-mode. This is one of my flaws; one that holds me back considerably when I am writing. And the reason is that I spend far more time re-reading what I have written rather than just blurting all my thoughts down on paper (screen?) as they come to me. All the experts say just dump it all out at once; you can always go back and re-read it again later on. That’s all well and good, but when you are like me, you’re constantly re-reading your last sentence back to yourself. What that means is

The value of a thorough copy edit

If you pay a visit to Grammerly’s Facebook page today, you’ll notice that their cover image is a tribute to the Grammarly community’s biggest pet peeve: Your constant use of “your” instead of “you’re” makes me wonder whether your keyboard is missing some keys. It seems I am not the only one who gets a little annoyed when someone misuses the language.

Yet, I also know that I am not the only person who can be completely turned off of a book if the grammar is faulty. And even if the occasional subject-verb agreement is fine with you,

eBooks and the constant fight for grammar and spelling perfection

On Free-eBooks.net, our readers often comment that the spelling and grammar errors in books are far more than annoying – sometimes it is positively off-putting. In fact, there have been comments that the number of spelling and grammatical errors have dissuaded many a reader from even finishing a book.

The problem

As I understand the print publishing industry, books are proofed by a team of editors and/or proofreaders who are usually adept at finding the spelling and grammatical errors. But I am willing to bet that the expenses that these teams incur is part of what made

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