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All too often, people
think that passing a spell-checker over a piece of work is sufficient
to prepare it for public consumption - hopefully the following misprints will convince you otherwise. All the following
quotes are genuine misprints taken from real publications - which, to
save their embarrassment, will remain anonymous!
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A computer spell
checker wouldn't see the problem with these, but most readers would:-
6-room hated apartment."
"And now, the
Superstore--unequalled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivalled inconvenience."
to share Fat with another."
"Get rid of aunts:
Zap does the job in 24 hours."
"Mr and Mrs
John Taylor of Verona, formerly of Wellington, were weakened
guests of Mrs J. H. Barron of 23 Willow Drive."
experienced Mum will take care of your child. Fenced garden, meals,
and smacks included."
You might get the
spelling right, as well as the grammar, but this doesn't stop the
sentence being total gibberish!
"Here is an
opportunity to purchase a charming small house at a price which
bears no relation to its cost."
"The Cape Hain region, developed as
Australia's first national park, was visited by 436,328 persons, three times the attendance
for the previous year when no attendance figures were kept."
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Even if your sentence
makes perfect sense, you might not realise exactly what you're
implying. It often takes a second pair of eyes to spot that you might
not be saying exactly what you mean!
"A superb and
inexpensive restaurant. Fine food expertly served by waitresses in
-- Turkey $4.35; Chicken or Pork $4.25; Children $4.00."
"For sale: an
antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers."
"Now is your
chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take
Unmarried girls to pick fresh fruit and produce at night."
"We do not tear
your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand."
cleaning yourself? Let me do it."
"Dog for sale:
eats anything and is fond of children."
stockings. Designed for fancy dress, but so serviceable that lots
of women wear nothing else."
"Used Cars: Why
go elsewhere to be cheated? Come here first!"
"Wanted: Man to
take care of cow that does not smoke or drink."
Service. Free pick-up and delivery. Try us once, you'll never go
kittens, ready to eat."
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