The Editwrite blog
The Editwrite blog: free resources for everyday writers, bookworms and word nerds!
Welcome to the Editwrite blog! Here, you’ll find a variety of resources, tips and articles about everything language related. If there’s something you like, dislike, or want to know more about, please get in touch.
If you have a particular spelling, grammar or punctuation question you’d like to know the answer to, just let me know and I’ll answer it here. Chances are that you’re not the only one wondering about it!
A new year is always a good time for a new challenge. Dry January? Veganuary? I don’t drink a huge amount or eat a lot of meat anyway, but those options didn’t really appeal to me. Then I came across RED January – an initiative run in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity. RED stands for Run Every Day, but it’s also used in the colour sense to symbolise beating the January blues. By the end of January, I’d run for 31 consecutive days, and had covered 227 kilometres (141 miles). Here’s how I got there and why.
Even the most careful writers miss problems with their own work. We become ‘blind’ to what we have written and read what we meant to write, rather than what we actually wrote. Don’t worry – it happens to us all! If you can’t hire a professional proofreader and you don’t have anyone else to read through your text, there are still plenty of things you can do to help yourself when proofreading your own work.