Don't you think we need a break from the intensive January and February posts? Yeah, I agree. Here ya go. I don't often jump on my writing rebel soapbox (not here, anyway 8-) ). But, today is different. 'Cause this is creepy. Invasion of the Body Snatchers weird. A mini rant At the risk of angering the Google ranking gods, this post is … [Read more...] about “Who kidnapped these two words?!”
Kathie York's Proofing & Business Tips
My almost-client grabbed a 38-page training manual off the stack of 200 copies. She rolled up the book, brandished it like a mini sword, and frowned at her team. "Ten of us reviewed this. Ten. We didn't catch it." A conference budget derailed by what the project manager saw as unimportant: 'Fresh pair of eyes' proofing Surprise! It may surprise you to … [Read more...] about “We didn’t catch it.” An expensive lesson in proofing our own work.
In July of 2018, one of your worst business nightmares happened to me. It was so painful, it took me six months (and four proofreaders) to write about it. No matter your industry, I hope my saga helps you avoid this same problem. A returning client refused to pay a big chunk of an almost $6,000 final invoice. That may not seem like much to you, but it … [Read more...] about “My client stole some of my work!”