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.
If you are anything like me, you think it should be spelled ible for some reason, but, alas, it is not.
Like acknowledgment, judgment does not have an “e” after the “g.”
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!