Today, we tackle the first of The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Excellent Spelling.* Our discussion also includes various forms of usage that can affect spelling.
My focus is on writing books, but spelling can complicate blogging, too: I land the lollapaloozas in the first draft in MSWord; some hiccups happen when I transfer text to the blog editor; more mistakes surface during draft previews; and the last problems pop out after going live. The saving grace to blog posts and comments is that they can be edited after publication: If you’ve made a typographical error or other spelling mistake, go ahead and fix it, and we’ll all move on.
I know just enough about several other languages, to be dangerous, so I don’t fault non-native-English speakers for occasional gaffes (most of them speak my language far better than I speak theirs). If we choose to use more than one…
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