I Wish More People Would Proofread

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    I Wish People Would Proofread Their Text a Few Times Before Posting.

    I wish people would proofread their texts a few times before posting. That's because even if I do, I still find a lot of spelling mistakes later on and get frustrated.
    HoofFoot HoofFoot
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2007

    I Really Dont Care ... ...

    I really dont care ... i suck at  typing ....    i just feel like if people proofread things  especially art it takes away from the emotion  of the peice
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2007

    Published Material

    i know we all make mistakes sometimes, but what really annoys me is when i spot spelling or gramatical errors in published materials like newspapers and even university level textbooks! haha! and i just noticed i didn't do any capital letters in this entry =) but it's just...
    missyme missyme
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2008

    Not Talking About Ep.

    again, it really doesn't bother me on ep. but on final versions of documents it really irritates me. you have editors, use them! you have spellcheck, use it! sigh.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    Less Errors In This World

    I am not saying we are perfect and I know we all make mistakes and mess up, but if more people proofread before posting their stories or proofread before doing anything we would have less errors in this world.
    tampabaybucsfan tampabaybucsfan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 18, 2009

    I Admit It, I'm a Grammar-...

    I admit it, I'm a grammar--well, not Nazi, but maybe a grammar Castro or something.  I try to stifle myself, though, because my obsession does not have to be everybody's obsession.
    Mandragora Mandragora
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2007


    I see so many students now who have no concept of editing.  Spell check "What do you mean without the computer".  Grammar; what is that?   I have to admit that even my education has been severely lacking in this area, which I find quite...
    sjbear sjbear
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2007

    Please Read What You're Saying.

    I'm such a Grammar Nazi. I hate it when people misspell words or short hand type. It's not "u" it's "you." I also hate when people get You're and Your mixed up. I am going to your party (right) I am glad you're home (right) You're dog is nice (wrong) Your really nice (wrong...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 19, 2012

    Yeah, So Many Mistakes But Tha...

    Yeah, so many mistakes but that is ok, everybody makes them.
    mindfighter mindfighter
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2007

    Anglicisms ******** On Our Language...

    Well, it seems hard to explain it to an English or American native speaker what globalization does to languages in Europe. The only country to be consequent not to let any Anglo-American invasors come into their language is France. The Italians are quite language-conscious, as...
    Genrik Genrik
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2007

    I Am a Copywriter Proofreader

    Have book credits and used to proofread the newspaper before it got published.  My friends call me eagleeyefleagle because I have found errors even after an English professor proofread something.  I love to read!
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor
    66-70, F
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2007

    Proofreading Services

    If you need a story or any written English document proofread, go to the website: www.a-presto.co.uk Great service at a great price!
    apresto2 apresto2
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 27, 2013

    That Is a Very Good Question. ...

    That is a very good question. Glad that you asked. If only people will take time to proofread. My teachers have said repeatedly to print out a hard copy of a document and check for errors. Be careful with your and you're and to, too, and two!
    rosebud2ster rosebud2ster
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2007

    I'm a High School Dropout

    but..you know what? I can spell and I like to read text that makes sense. I like good grammar. I can't help it. Those are three important things. It's not like I get all red in the face and the veins stand out on my neck because I see a typo and I don't expect everyone I know...
    DharmaG DharmaG
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 7, 2007

    Can't Help It

    I pretty much can't stop myself from proofreading-- I do it automatically.  I've actually started reading the sports pages from our local newspaper because it is soooo badly written that I edit it for fun.  I feel a wicked urge to send my edited copies to the...
    tahlula tahlula
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    But I'm Such a Hypocrite A...

    But I'm such a hypocrite as i cant be bothered to do it myself so it is all over the place when i write messages etc!!
    sazead sazead
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2007

    I Don't Want to Eat At a "Resturant"

    There was an Italian place in the last town I lived in that put up a huge sign reading: BELLA ROMA, Italian Resturant [sic] That's not very bella, ragazzi. Basta cosi, eh?!
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2008

    I Really Do. ...

    I really do. I used to work in marketing and this is the one thing that follows me everywhere I go. I immediately assume someone is stupid if they have made spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
    jamillion jamillion
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2007

    Come On!

    Is it that hard to look back over what you wrote before you send or publish it?  Honestly. Even my local newspaper doesn't grasp the concept of proofing their work and goes to print with more typos than my 6 year old's homework.  Not only is that showing off their...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2006

    Gah Wtf Were You Trying to Say?

    Sometimes I wonder if they realized they missed half the sentence? Seriously, what the hell?
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Jul 8, 2008

    THE Subjunctive Mood.

    IT EXISTS. For the love of God, I wish it were taught in schools.
    ultimaluz ultimaluz
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    Setting a Bad Example

    I used to be extremely uptight about bad grammar and misused words, but now only fly into a rage when I see something "official" where I feel that whoever approved it to go into print/online "should have known better". Particularly in advertisements. It's no...
    fatcow fatcow
    36-40, F
    Jan 21, 2008

    Grammar Nazi

    I cannot stand when things are spelled incorrectly in books, or in other print materials.  I hate internet lingo.  Seeing "u r" and other stuff like that drives me up the wall!  I don't speak absurdly or in any kind of heightened language.  I would...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2007

    It Makes One Feel Good As An A...

    It makes one feel good as an author when other people express a desire to read their compositions.
    Gryphonheart Gryphonheart
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2007

    Proofreading Is Fun

    I guess it's just the way I've been taught. I've always loved writing in school. In elementary school, we'd start with a "rough copy" on yellow looseleaf. We'd do things like underline the first three words in every sentence to make sure everything didn't start the...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2008

    Not Quite An English Major

    It seems so simple. Click the little check-mark with the "abc" above it. Hit the "F7" key on Windows... Read something before you send it. It is flabbergasting how intelligent people will make a fool of themselves by sending messages, making post or emailing...
    silvermoon silvermoon
    Nov 1, 2007
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