Authors, Beware of Grammar Errors

March 7, 2012

One of the things that I do for our author clients is format their books for Kindle, IPAD, Sony Reader, Nook,  Smashwords, etc.  Most of the authors are self-published.  Many can’t afford to get editors.   Being a former English teacher, it is difficult for me  not to fix  an error when I see it.  I usually do.  I am not a good typist so I frequently get hammered for typing errors by my readers. ( I deserve it.)   I found a really cool infographic on Copybloggers that can help put some grammar errors to rest.

Do you have some challenging grammar situations to share?  Please comment below.

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  • SJDagg

    There is a lot that authors can do towards minimising errors, that’s true, but there is definitely a role for trained editors. There are some that charge ridiculous fees but also some who aim directly at the indie market and keep costs as low as possible. It can be a false economy not to get your writing professionally edited.

    • jfriesler

      Of course editors are important for every author. In my experience, there are a lot of authors out there who do not have their work edited that should. I presented one tool to help them become aware of how grammatical errors can take away from their books. This infographic lays out some of the fixes.

      Thanks for your input into this important topic. I hope others will comment as to whether they use an editor, the pros and cons.

      Janis

  • AscensionForYou

    Thanks for the info…I most probably have made some of these basic errors so getting this reminder keeps us on our toes! Many thanks…re-tweeted this today. Dave

    • jfriesler

      Thanks Dave,

      I am always looking for ways to help.

      Janis

    • http://www.assistingauthors.com Janis Friesler

      Thanks for the comment and the retweet, Dave.  I should have your video done some time soon.

  • http://www.assistingauthors.com Janis Friesler

    I agree that all authors should get their books professionally edited.  This post was intended to point out how grammatical errors take a considerable amount of credibility from a book.   The infographic is one tool to help with this problem.  The question to my readers should be, do you have an editor?  If not why not?

    Thanks for the comment.

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