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#ActualServant of the Lord

Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:12 AM



Sorry to nit-pick, but there's several grammar and spelling mistakes in your post -- when applying for a writing position, those small mistakes would probably result in an instant rejection, so make sure to double proof-read everything when asking around for work cool.png

 

Just to concur with Hodgman, this is an important issue. The mistakes in your post noticeably jump out. Normally I tune those flaws out (it's the internet after all!), but when someone is saying they have skill as a writer, but their everyday writing doesn't vouch for them...

 

To put it by way of analogy, when I hang around artists, even their five-minute doodles have quality to them. They throw away art I'd hang on a wall (despite my supplications and entreaties dry.png).

If you're a writer, even your five-minute posts should be well above the average level of quality (or lack thereof) of the internet.

 

You shouldn't be a grammar-nazi nitpicking others' posts (unless, like in this thread, they come asking for advice wink.png), but you should nit-pick your own posts. If you don't know how something is spelled, look it up instantly. Don't misspell it and plan to look it up later, because each misspelling will lock in that misspelling further in your mind.

Same with grammar, capitalization, etc...

 

[Edit:] Ah, well, there's some leeway granted for when posting from certain devices. Just don't make any job-offers like that! laugh.png


#1Servant of the Lord

Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:11 AM

Sorry to nit-pick, but there's several grammar and spelling mistakes in your post -- when applying for a writing position, those small mistakes would probably result in an instant rejection, so make sure to double proof-read everything when asking around for work cool.png

 

Just to concur with Hodgman, this is an important issue. The mistakes in your post noticeably jump out. Normally I tune those flaws out (it's the internet after all!), but when someone is saying they have skill as a writer, but their everyday writing doesn't vouch for them...

 

To put it by way of analogy, when I hang around artists, even their five-minute doodles have quality to them. They throw away art I'd hang on a wall (despite my supplications and entreaties dry.png).

If you're a writer, even your five-minute posts should be well above the average level of quality (or lack thereof) of the internet.

 

You shouldn't be a grammar-nazi nitpicking others' posts (unless, like in this thread, they come asking for advice wink.png), but you should nit-pick your own posts. If you don't know how something is spelled, look it up instantly. Don't misspell it and plan to look it up later, because each misspelling will lock in that misspelling further in your mind.

Same with grammar, capitalization, etc...


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