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Editor asks to proofread article. Help needed!

  1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
    SakinaNasir53posted 6 months ago

    Hi everyone!
    I got an email from HubPages that my hub "Causes and Possible Solutions of Behavioral Problems in Parrots" is eligible to be moved to PetHelpful. But, I need to make these changes:

    The Editor who reviewed your article suggests that you address the following issues:

    Spelling/Grammar:
    All articles on Network Sites should demonstrate a good command of the English language with appropriately chosen words and readable sentences. It always helps to get an extra pair of eyes on our writing to spot those pesky, missed errors. Perhaps you can ask a couple of friends or colleagues to proofread your article!

    All help will be appreciated. Thank you! Here is the link to my hub:

    http://hubpages.com/animals/The-memorab … t-followed

  2. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 6 months ago

    I took a quick scan. I see several areas where you need to use commas. There is a service called grammerly that is pretty good at suggesting edits. May be should be maybe in your poll.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
      SakinaNasir53posted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much Paul Edmondson! smile I will surely check that out.

  3. Annie Wright profile image81
    Annie Wrightposted 6 months ago

    The thing I noticed was where you give the warning, you made the statement above the warning then you repeated the same statement again. Maybe instead of " infact " use in fact as it is miss spelled as the way you have it written. I enjoyed your article.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
      SakinaNasir53posted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Oh my! Thank you so much Annie Wright for noticing. I am going to edit it right away. smile Thanks for the compliment too.

  4. theraggededge profile image95
    theraggededgeposted 6 months ago

    "Puffy was a sky blue male Indian Ring Neck (IRN) parrot."

    "Puffy was a sky blue, male, Indian Ring Neck (IRN) parrot."

    There's a start smile

    "He was found perched a bit away from the chirpy and playful group of other parrots in the large cage. He was unusually quiet, or may be he was sleepy, we didn't know. There was only one problem, he wasn't tame. "He bites," the shop-keeper had warned. However, we felt that we could tame him."

    "We found him perched away from the chirpy and playful group of other parrots in the large cage. He was unusually quiet, or maybe he was sleepy - we didn't know. There was only one problem: he wasn't tame. "He bites," warned the shopkeeper. We felt we could tame him."

    There's a bit more smile

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
      SakinaNasir53posted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much Bev for your help. I am going to make the  necessary edits. smile

      1. theraggededge profile image95
        theraggededgeposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        My pleasure, Sakina.

        And take no notice of the angry Irish lad, he's just here to promote his business.

        1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
          SakinaNasir53posted 6 months ago in reply to this

          You're right!

  5. firstcookbooklady profile image84
    firstcookbookladyposted 6 months ago

    We should introduce Puffy to Polly, the other famous parrot. Smile.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
      SakinaNasir53posted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Great! smile
      Actually Puffy isn't there with us anymore. He flew away last year. sad But, say hi to Polly from my lovebird mates Mumu and Lulu.

  6. planthireathboy1 profile image60
    planthireathboy1posted 6 months ago

    Why don't you try using the Grammarly app for chrome..... it spells checks and checks for correct grammar on everything...... It's even checking all on this comment!!

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      But it didn't pick up the missing question mark, unnecessary ellipses and multiple exclamation points, did it?

      "spells checks"?

      1. planthireathboy1 profile image60
        planthireathboy1posted 6 months ago in reply to this

        It actually did.....!!!!!!!  <personal attack>

    2. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 6 months ago

      Nice one. Bye bye.

      1. planthireathboy1 profile image60
        planthireathboy1posted 6 months ago in reply to this

        Aye..... do one!! Good luck!  <personal attack>

        1. SakinaNasir53 profile image86
          SakinaNasir53posted 6 months ago in reply to this

          No need to use abusive language. Show respect. If you can't then no need to stay here planthireathboy1. I have reported you under personal attack.

    3. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 6 months ago

      You really need a little lie-down in a darkened room, don't you?

     
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