Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can’t anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can’t. Even college graduates don’t seem to be learning composition basics.
Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on not looking stupid. Sure, some clients, coworkers, or resume readers might make some of these mistakes themselves. But it takes just one person to see just one mistake for you to be discounted.
Avoid these 11 mistakes and get the job, make the sale, and write better!
loyalto-the-veryend asked: Hi! So first off, I love your blog. A lot of the image prompts actually help me come up with future scenarios for my books ^_^ Second, I just actually noticed today, but there are two ways to spell ‘eyeing’. ‘Eying’ and ‘Eyeing’. I was just wondering if there was a ‘proper’ way to spell it or not. Thanks a bunch!
Eying is the American spelling and Eyeing is the British spelling. You’ll see the dropped E in American English other places as well. For instance:
So, if you’re American or writing for an American audience, go with eying. If you’re writing in English pretty much anywhere else, go with the British spelling, eyeing.
Thank you for your question!
Who and Whom, Which and That, Lay and Lie, Moot, Continual and Continuous, Envy and Jealousy, Nor, May and Might, Whether and If, Fewer and Less, Farther and Further, Since and Because, Disinterested and Uninterested, Anxious, Different Than and Different From, Bring and Take, Impactful, Affect and Effect, Irony and Coincidence, Nauseous.
A helpful guide for some of those grammar questions that we just avoid or skip over. “Should I use who or whom? I’ll just rewrite my sentence so I won’t have to use either.” This situation can now be avoided. Follow the link and learn, my friends!