Will you be kind enough to provide feedback regarding my latest hub?

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  1. wowtgp profile image60
    wowtgpposted 5 years ago

    Hello fellow Hubbers,
    Firstly, I would like to know if it is okay to ask for some help regarding improvements in a Hub? I don't know if it is allowed to ask for feedback here, but then again, where else will I go for it other then the awesome HubPages community itself.


    So, I just published  2,000 word hub, and tried my best to keep all the grammatical errors and typos to the minimum, but since I am a non-native English speaker, I am sure that there are some mistakes that are yet to be weeded out. Is there anything I can do to improve the quality? I shall be thankful to you for your help.

    Here is the link to the hub -

    http://wowtgp.hubpages.com/hub/6-Gut-Fe … ver-Ignore

    1. ameliam.michelle1 profile image74
      ameliam.michelle1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are a non-native speaker of the language can be discerned the way you have framed sentences. Some of them have vague generalisations and others have misused words.

      Organisation could have been better, the hub is looking like unceasing series of typed prose paragraphs with asymmetrical breaking and some of the words misspelt. And, you should re-check your hub as there are plenty of words that are wrongly worded. For example, though instead of thought.

      However, the hub is well-written. The problem is with the the way you have dished out the hub onto the platter and the way it has been organised. Substance was quite good, just little brushing up and little scrutinizing from your part will do you a lot of good. God bless, and have an awesome day1

      1. wowtgp profile image60
        wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I am on to it.

    2. jaydawg808 profile image89
      jaydawg808posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice way to get more views to your hub by asking.....

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I see nothing wrong with asking for help. It shows that you want to learn.
      A short while ago I downloaded Microsoft Office Starter Edition 2010 (for Word) and it was for free. It shows where you have made mistakes in grammar and spelling (and other areas). I write my Hubs on there and correct them first then transfer them to HP. Then check them again before I publish them.

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is the wrong place to ask this question.  There is another forum that you can access from the home page to ask for help improving your hub...can't think of its name off hand.  You are not permitted to link to a hub in this forum and can have problems doing so...so be careful.  If you are not a native speaker of English, it is very difficult to produce a grammatically correct and properly structured hub unless you are very, very good with English...in other words, fluent.  You might want to get a native speaker to proofread your work prior to submitting it until you get more comfortable writing here.  Good luck to you.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    You can't use just any old website as an image source.  They don't have the right to authorise picture use

    http://lori.ru/3967670

    1. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So, should I delete that pic? Where else can I look for some good  non-copyrighted pics?

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        morguefile, foter, wikimedia commons.

        1. wowtgp profile image60
          wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks

      2. ameliam.michelle1 profile image74
        ameliam.michelle1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Flickr is another good option, but do make sure you are filtering the search by clicking on 'advanced search' button and opting for creative commons images that are free to use and share. Do not forget to properly attribute the author of the photograph. It is considered a good practice. Have success in your endeavours here!

  3. OMGirdle profile image76
    OMGirdleposted 5 years ago

    Your sentences are very long; more like run-on sentences. It may help to break them up a bit.

    Example, your first sentence could be broken up as follows: You hesitate a little to cross even when it’s red light and miss getting hit by a giant truck.  You decide to approach that girl you really like and wind up meeting someone who’d stay with you for the rest of your life.

    If you don't want to start both sentences with "You..." just reword them. This way, you have one concept per sentence. I use "Grammarly.com to help me with my writing. They have a free trial offer. After that, you have to pay for it.

    Hope this helps and keep writing!

    1. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Will do that. Thank you smile
      This is my first ever article out my comfort zone. I will get better with time smile

  4. Aneegma profile image72
    Aneegmaposted 5 years ago

    Good attempt but an article like this will not get noticed by any search engines due to lack of quality keywords. I suggest you hire an English Speaking Proofreader and learn how to display your hubs if you truly want to make money on here.

    1. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If only I had some money sad

  5. blueheron profile image95
    blueheronposted 5 years ago

    Well.... I am not much into pop psychology, so I may be talking out of my ass here....

    This kind of thing is most interesting and entertaining when it includes detailed, well told, authentic "stories"--as in, dang, this really happened to me, or to my friend so-and-so. I know you have one authentic story in there, but each heading needs a "true story" to go with it. Then, on top of that, such stories have to be told so that they are suspenseful or amusing or both. This might make your article too long, but I can't see any way around it.

    Now, me, either I don't do sublimal "signs," or else I don't perceive them as "subliminal." The funny noise coming from the right front of the vehicle tips me off that I have a bad tire or a bad bearing--or both. I know my boyfriend is cheating because he is spending all his time drinking with a girl nicknamed "Double D." When my neighbor has used up three boxes of Kleenex while sitting in my living room weeping, I figure something is bothering her. But maybe I'm not very perceptive.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image94
      LongTimeMotherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol. I'm laughing out loud at the image of the girlfriend and you consoling your neighbour ... but English is my first language. I'm wondering if wowtgp is going to need consoling after the frustration of trying to make the most from your advice. smile

      1. blueheron profile image95
        blueheronposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        wowtgp just needs to be more specific and concrete. I can't remember his exact ethnicity, but my impression is that these folks tend to be reticent. This type of writing requires a gossipy, spicy flavor...I think.

        1. wowtgp profile image60
          wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I unpublished the hub for the time being.

        2. ameliam.michelle1 profile image74
          ameliam.michelle1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          blueheron has hit the nail right on its head. Make your hubs more informative without sacrificing on its readibility part. Let your hubs bring out your character and not a fictional persona.

    2. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I won't lie. The second half is so subtle that it's out of my comprehension.

  6. LongTimeMother profile image94
    LongTimeMotherposted 5 years ago

    Hi wowtgp. Keep writing. Keep reading. Don't stress too much right now. You can always come back to your early hubs and edit them again as you gain more confidence. I suggest you write more hubs, the best you can, and make changes once you've become more familiar with English grammar as you read other people's hubs and learned more through experience.

    I think you're doing fine. smile

  7. akhildev143 profile image78
    akhildev143posted 5 years ago

    Does  Microsoft Office Starter Edition 2010 show grammatical errors??

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Starter has a very good grammar checker but you still need to proof afterwards. I used it to edit some old stuff and was surprised at the number of errors it picked up. It's really good. You can also add Ginger grammar checker to your desktop to assist in finalizing your grammar check.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image71
        The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That is exactly what I do. I am simply pleased with the way that it catches errors as I go along. I always double-check again when I am finished. Then I triple-check and quadruple-check....
        By the way, what is Ginger grammar?

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          It's a free grammar checker which is only equivalent to Grammarly. Here is a link.
          http://www.gingersoftware.com/grammar-a … 7AodBzQAkQ

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image71
            The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you. I will check it out.

    2. blueheron profile image95
      blueheronposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have always found both Grammar Check and Spell Check to be nearly worthless. Grammar Check in particular seems to be one of the most worthless applications in existence. If I remember my Chomsky (it's been awhile), there are only five basic sentence patterns in the English language. The other stuff is all modifiers. I can't figure out why Grammar Check can't seem to identify a subject, a verb, and an object. WTF?

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    Dictionary, Thesaurus, AP style handbook

    I wrote a hub about this topic.

 
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