Archive for the ‘Erica’s Editorializing’ Category

Yes, I’m a dinosaur. I realize this is the age of texting and tweeting, of cramming as much communication into as few characters as possible, but I detest it. Text speak is the bane of a proofreader’s existence (well, one of them, anyway). Why? Because new generations (and some of the existing ones) use that [...]

Say: “Why do we need proofreaders anymore? We have SpellCheck!” Arrrrggggggghhhhhh. Seriously? Granted, SpellCheck is a wonderful tool. Those obtrusive red squiggles will alert you to a lot of errors. But no, SpellCheck does not replace a pair of human eyes and a human brain processing what those eyes are reading. SpellCheck will tell you [...]