I’m the kind of person who won two straight school spelling bees in seventh and eighth grade.
I’m the kind of person to whom classmates and co-workers have turned for proofreading of assignments and important business documents.
I’m the kind of person who doesn’t quite live up to her potential in typing tests because of an innate desire to go back and correct all errors as they happen*.
So tell me, how exactly did I manage to revamp my résumé on New Year’s Day and not notice a key word missing until after I had sent it out approximately two dozen times?
Well, the proof is in the blog. No pun intended.
More often than not, I end up going back to fix a grammatical mistake or a missing word after I hit “publish” on a blog post, even if it means rewriting an entire paragraph. Which, of course, means I might just be getting lazy in proofreading before I even hit “publish”.
And that’s so not cool, whether it’s just my silly little blog, or the far-and-few-between freelance writing assignments, or the even more important résumé.
Perhaps a re-read of Eats, Shoots & Leaves is in order?
*Don’t get me started on this single space after a period crap. Mavis Beacon taught me two spaces after a period over twenty years ago, dammit.