The 6 Most Common Writing Mistakes that are Missed When Editing

Kobo Writing Life

By Freddie Tubbs

Grammar and punctuation can be tricky subjects to master, even for the most experienced writers and editors. But they can make a huge difference in the impact your writing has and the authority you demand. If you’re highly knowledgeable about a topic, but the grammar is not spot-on, your credibility on the subject can suffer overall. Ensure you aren’t making these common writing mistakes by keeping a close eye out for them while editing.

Incorrect prepositions

Prepositions are those words used to describe the relationship between two words in a sentence, and they often confuse writers and editors. To the untrained eye, these errors may go unnoticed. But for someone with knowledge of their use, they will be picked up on immediately. If you’re unsure about which preposition to use, State of Writing can be an excellent resource to tap for some help.

Incorrect: Mary was…

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2 thoughts on “The 6 Most Common Writing Mistakes that are Missed When Editing

  1. Excellent. I hate articles that say, ‘This does this, and that does that’ – with no examples to show what is right and what is wrong – can’t get my little dyslexic brain round them. When you are given examples of correct and incorrect usage you can actually see why this is so (and in my case refer back to it because it simply won’t stay lodged in my noddle).

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