Mel’s Thinking…How important is proof-reading?


Here’s a silly little something for your Wednesday (or ‘hump’ day, which I took completely the wrong way the first time I heard that phrase).

Whenever you find yourself pouring over your own writing, with your eyes blurring and wondering if all this detailed re-writing is worth it, just remember the mistakes people made below and steel yourself to the job at hand 🙂  

From Fortune Magazine via

  1. “Finished eighth in my class of ten.”
  2. “Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year.”
  3. “Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave.”
  4. “Failed bar exam with relatively high grades.”
  5. “Am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.”
  6. “It’s best for employers that I not work with people.”
  7. “Let’s meet, so you can ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over my experience.”
  8. “I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse.”
  9. “You will want me to be Head Honcho in no time.”
  10. “I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely no one and  absolutely nothing.”
  11. “Personal interests: donating blood. Fourteen gallons so far.”
  12. “Marital status: often. Children: various.”
  13. “I am loyal to my employer at all costs..Please feel free to respond to my  resume on my office voice mail.”
  14. “Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain  store.”

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6 thoughts on “Mel’s Thinking…How important is proof-reading?

  1. I’m working my way – slowly – through Barnaby Rudge by Dickens and me and my editor are working our way – slowly – through Eight Mile Island. I’m waiting for a lot of sequels to come out!

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