Humour - The importance of Proofreading your Writing

No matter how good our English is, even if we are Managers, Accountants or Lawyers – we must double check whatever we write, before we send it to the recipient or Publish it, if it’s an article. Otherwise, in some cases, it could have devastating effects.

A good example is below; A post-card from a hubby to his wife. (He is away from home, due to work commitments)



How are you Honey?

Hope you are doing fine and taking good care of yourself.

The Hotel Conference is very nice and I am having an excellent time. I wish you were her.



He missed out the letter “e” at the end of the sentence.

Now, try to picture the look on his wife’s face - Thunder???

(Only a few, would realise he made a spelling error.)


Always Proofread.

Writing Quotes...

** Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head. ~ From the movie Finding Forrester


** If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don't remove it - I might be writing in my dreams. ~ Terri Guillemets


** The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

A great hub and editing is very important.

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aguasilver 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

I have heard it said that writing is mostly a case of rewriting, and found (to my horror) that it's true!

Nice hub, thanks.


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Trsmd 5 years ago from India

nice advice which most of them here ignore..

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Philipo 5 years ago from Nigeria

This is a good reminder to all writers. Thanks for sharing.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Fiddleman. Glad you stopped by.

** Cheers John - Thanks for sharing that.

** Trsmd - Lol. A message in those comments. Thanks for stopping.

** Hi Philipo - Glad you stopped by. Thanks.

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JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

HaHaHa...good one! Voted funny! A lighthearted start to my Friday morning.

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Patkay 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks for reminding us something very important.

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I'm glad you are her Lady_E:=))

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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Lady_E: As one who considers himself most proficient in English, in both spelling and grammar, even I can make the stupidest of mistakes in my writings if I do not proof read what i write, and I've been writing for more than 48 years as a non-professional writer.

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resspenser 5 years ago from South Carolina

I poofread every thing I write!

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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Every word is so very true. Thank you, Lady_E

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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Love this hub. hilarious. And oh, so true. I proof read several times, and still manage to overlook something. We tend to read our own writing faster than we read someone else's, therefore missing the most common errors. And you are right, that misspelling, or leaving a word out, or adding one that doesn't fit, can change the entire meaning of the sentence, or the article. Thanks for this reminder.

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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

What a difference an 'e' makes. Well written and concise. I proof read more now than when I was in college. Rated up and useful...

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anglnwu 5 years ago

Again, you manage to proof a point using a simple yet powerful example. Love it and rated up.

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paulgc 5 years ago

Hello Elena, a wonderful piece of advice, thank you for sharing.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I left the o off from hello once. I now proof read everything i write. Thank's, funny.

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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Nice hub. I've made some embarrassing typos by not double checking. Even with spellcheck.


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Eileen Hughes 5 years ago from Northam Western Australia

It just goes to prove we are still human after all, great interesting hub.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** JS Parker - Thanks. Glad it made you smile.

** Patkay - Thanks, Pat.

** Mentalist Acer - Ha ha.... very funny. Cheers.

** Dave Matthews - same here. I read this Hub about 5 times to make sure there was no error. Thanks for stopping.

** Resspenser - Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Cheers Hello Hello - Hope you are doing fine. :)

** D William - Same here. Now, when I read what I write, I pretend in my head, that I am someone else, seeing it for the first time. Glad you stopped by.

** Hi Samsons - that's good to know. Good to see you here.

** Anglwu - Aaawh, thanks so much. Best Wishes.

** Cheers PaulGC - Glad you stopped by. Regards.

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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

Very important to proofread, LOL!!! Hope wife understands or hope hubby really did make a mistake and not actually have an 'her' there, LOL (or not). Love this quote you added ** If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don't remove it - I might be writing in my dreams. ~ Terri Guillemets That's sweet! v/r

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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

It is so important to edit your hubs and I still find errors sometimes when I think I have done it so carefully. I liked the cute examples you used.

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

I totally agree. It is so easy to press the button without double checking - less rush and more careful checking avoids simple mistakes!

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Very helpful, Lady_E! Proofreading has saved me from some major embarrassment!

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platinumOwl4 5 years ago

Lady_ E, reading this article is hilarious. I can see her face when she read the post card. Oh! by the way can give a brief explanation of pence and pound. I did start out as a lone ranger, the results are not favorable.

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Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

Hi Lady_E, this is one hub that made me laugh today. And it's true, checking our grammer is so important. Voted up and useful

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Cheers Support Med - So lovely to see you here. :)

** Pamela - same here. Even after publishing this, I found one. lol.

** Hi Acaetnna - great tips. Best Wishes.

** Cheers Dexter - Glad you stopped by.

** Thanks Plantinum - not a happy face. (her)

** Cheers Brina - Glad you enjoyed it. Regards.

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Cheers Ruby - I find it even worse when I leave the O off in money. lol

** RobWriter - Thanks so much for stopping Rob.

** Eileen - I agree. We are all human.

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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

I just love this hub. So much wisdom in it. This was a wonderful learning experience. God Bless You.

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dreamreachout 5 years ago

Elena, the strong message is well engulfed in a hillarious example and kudos to you for making us aware about editing!!

Hope things are well at your end!! :)

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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

Cool,"wish you were her." Fantastic!

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Neverletitgo 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

It is really very nice hub that I like and I know I do those kind mistakes. I know also that I do misspelling and grammar error that I think it is right and that is something I know it is because that English is my second language. Thanks for sharing your wise idea.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Lady E, Wonderful, informative and hilarious hub! Editing & proofreading is really crucial! There's always a margin for errors! You are a great instructor... Thank you for reminding us. In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Stars439.

** Dreamreachout - Glad you stopped by. Thanks. :)

** Alladream - lol. Thanks for stopping.

** Cheers Abdi - Good to see you.

** DeBorrah - Thanks so much for stopping. God Bless.

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