Monday, June 20, 2011

Editing for Grammarphobes: Bell Ringers


Monday greetings to you. I hope all of the dads out there had a great Father’s Day.

Here are three more commonly misspelled words. They did not make our Red Flag List from the 6/6/11 post, but a little bell dings in my head to remind me that they should also be double-checked when editing.

Indispensable

If you are anything like me, you think it should be spelled ible for some reason, but, alas, it is not.

Judgment 

Like acknowledgment, judgment does not have an “e” after the “g.”

Forward/Foreword 

The first spelling means “near, being at or belonging to the forepart,” according to Merriam-Webster.com. It can also be defined as “strongly inclined or moving, tending or leading toward a position in the front.”

However, in publishing, a foreword is “the prefatory comments (as for a book) especially when written by someone other than the author.”


Only Three More Days 

Join me on Wednesday to celebrate the paperback release of A Whisper to a Scream. There will be music, virtual snacks and the chance to win a free copy. See you then!

4 comments:

Beverly Diehl said...

When I saw your title, had to click in and say hi, as I was once at a ceremony in a church where there was a bell choir. Beautiful, but a little goes a long way. (And one of the bell ringers asked me out, afterwards.)

Those are good ones, which I probably goof on quite a bit of the time.

WV: myronso - Myronso should be the name of somebody who plays bells as an instrument in his church.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Thanks for stopping by, Beverly.

Bell choirs are lovely, but can be a bit much after awhile. Did you have a good date with the one that asked you out?

Kelly Hashway said...

Looking forward to Wednesday! :)

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Thanks, Kelly. Me, too! :)