An awesome new website we had the pleasure of working on — CORE Health Communications. Such a great job of branding and visual work on this one!
Just because I’m a proofreader and editor, it doesn’t mean I can immediately spell any word thrown at me without having to double-check the spelling, or know the answer immediately to any question of grammar or style. I work on documents and manuscripts in a wide number of fields, and am always learning new things to add to my vocabulary list. I see this as on-the-job training.
There are some words that give me pause, and where the correct spelling isn’t instinctive. The English language is tricky – there are so many words that are pronounced the same but spelt two or three different ways (take the BBC News site last week, which confused reign, rein and rain when they described blows ‘reigning down’ on somebody). I also see confusion over their/there/they’re on a regular basis.
And then there are the words that are spelt the same, but don’t rhyme: take…
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Here’s a handy flowchart to help you decide, but it’s generally a good idea to abstain as much as possible!
Tweet or tweet? Website or web site? Well, for those of us who write for the web (and care about such distinctions!), there is a new style guide for the internet (lowercase), published by Buzzfeed. Next time you’re wondering about whether Twitterverse is capped, check it out!