Do you ever wonder if you have the brilliance to be a writer?
Or look at the elitist literature types and think you’re not refined enough?
Is there only one chance to make a good impression?
Let me give you some hope and some help. Some help by saving you a few steps. Some hope by sharing with you some of the silly mistakes I’ve made…and why they don’t matter that much.
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Dennis Hensley, speaking on the importance of details, mentioned one freelance writer whose entire thirty-five-hundred- word article on food preparation techniques was rejected because the author spelled ptomaine without the letter “p” at the beginning. The editor reasoned that if the writer didn’t bother to double-check the spelling, he might not have checked the other food safety facts in the article. If so,
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Tags: Dates and Times, Dennis Hensley, Double-check, errors, Fact checker, Fact checking, Facts, freelance, Mistakes, Names, Sherlock Holmes, Spelling, United States Constitution, United States Declaration of Independence, writing craft, Writing in Color