Nothing ruins a good story more than having too many grammatical errors.
I’ve seen far too many variations on online works more than I thought I would: the mixing up of “their” and “they’re”, misuse of “lose” and “loose” and when you should use “its” and “it’s”. Not only do they make articles hard to read, they also give off the impression that the writer is lazy and unprofessional; someone who the audience won’t hang around for and someone clients will definitely not hire.
Because these kinds of mistakes don’t have to be there at all if only the writer took time to edit his work. So, if you are a writer, do yourself a favor: hold onto your first draft for a while and practice self-editing. Still need convincing? Here are four good reasons why:
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Many thanks to the lovely folks down at FreelancersFAQs for featuring my work. More power to you guys!