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.

Published by clairecherryedits

CherryEdits.com Indie Fiction Specialist. Line Editing. Copy Editing. Proofreading.

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