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January 21, 2011

The Importance of Proofreading by Lauren Fraser

Filed under: Writing life — dangerouslysexy @ 04:00
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Now we’ve all heard how important it is to proofread your writing before you submit. I’ve heard numerous editors say the worst thing an author can do is not proofread their submission and query letter before they send it.

That being said we’ve all seen those headlines in the newspaper that just make you stop and go huh? The funny thing is even though you know it’s wrong you still feel the need to go back and read it again just to make sure LOL

Check these headlines out…

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
Wow, how’d he manage that?

Tiger Woods plays with his own balls, Nike says.
Hmm, good to know.

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
Now that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Statics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after 25 .
Go figure!

Caskets found as workers demolish Masoleum. “We didn’t know anyone was buried there.”
Huh, what did you think it was for?

Missippi’s literacy program shows improvment
Apparently that doesn’t extend to the paper. LOL

Federal Agents raid gun shop, find weapons
I’m shocked

Never Withhold Herpes Infection from Loved One
Ummm, yeah you can keep that.


Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Deade
Yikes, how’d that happen. LOL.


Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
Where can I buy that tape?


Well it’s official proofreading is important. LOL

Read more from Lauren on her website


  1. Since I am currently “in the process” of that myself, I concur…especially after reading your clips. Somehow, I don’t think and editor would be nearly as amused as I was. 🙂 Seriously, those are hilarious!

    Comment by Debbie Vaughan — January 21, 2011 @ 05:44 | Reply

  2. LOL. Thanks for a morning laugh!

    Comment by Cherise Sinclair — January 21, 2011 @ 09:05 | Reply

  3. They do make you stop and look though. LOL
    Maybe if all street signs were a little wrong we’d slow down some?

    Comment by cari silverwood — January 21, 2011 @ 20:13 | Reply

  4. Now that was a worth a very needed laugh or six. Thanks Lauren.

    Comment by Cornelle — January 22, 2011 @ 05:44 | Reply

  5. Ack! I’m late. My only excuse is the time difference combined with a busy Friday and Saturday. Anyhow, hilarious post, Lauren. Especially the teen pregnancy one!

    Comment by Gillian Archer — January 22, 2011 @ 15:13 | Reply

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