January 12th 2021. Post-apoc novel: top proofreading spots.

๐Ÿ”Ž Grill vs grille. Puss vs pus. Feint vs faint.

Had some cracking #proofreading spots this week in the post-apocalyptic novel I’m editing.

Word did not flag these. But they did not get past me!

I find these spots to be the most satisfying of all.

โŒthe car’s grill โžก the car’s grille โœ”

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Grill without the ‘e’ is a cooking device.
๐Ÿš˜ The metalwork on the front of a car needs the ‘e’.

๐ŸคฎTrigger warning if you’re eating…

โŒ puss formed under the nail โžก pus formed under the nail โœ”

๐Ÿฑ Puss is an informal word for a cat.
๐Ÿค’ Pus is the fluid caused by infection.

โŒ a feint rustle โžก a faint rustle โœ”

๐ŸฅŠ Feint is a noun. It’s a misleading action or movement.
๐Ÿ‚ Faint as an adjective was needed here, in the sense of subtle or weak.

Glad to help authors clean these slips from their manuscripts before publication.

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