Writing Topics: books

Proofing and credibility

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I’ve just been reading and thoroughly enjoying The House of Silk, the new Sherlock Holmes novel, written by Anthony Horowitz. My enjoyment was only spoilt by the publishers’ apparent refusal to engage the services of a proofreader. I winced to read illiteracies such as “I remembered Carstairs telling Holmes and I that…”. Yet the grammatical […]

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Punctuation: why do we need it anyway?

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Today, I’m delighted to feature a guest post by fellow copywriter Sarah Turner. As you’ll see, she’s a definitely a woman after my own heart . . .

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