More satisfying proofreading spots that Word and AI grammar checkers did not flag.

aka I sell confidence

1. permitter ❌ ➡ perimeter ✔

The grammar checkers didn’t see an issue with this. Why? Because ‘permitter’ is one who permits. Was that what my author meant? Nope. He intended to say ‘perimeter’.

2. the closet person ❌ ➡ the closest person ✔

I suppose one could be a closet person! But that’s not what my author was going for. He was talking proximity.

Then the classic:

3. lead ❌ ➡ led ✔

Of course, lead is OK in a lot of contexts.

🐕‍🦺 Taking the dog for a walk on its lead.

✏ The lead of a pencil.

🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️ To lead the pack.

But when you want to change present tense ‘lead’ (I lead, you lead, we lead, they lead) into the past tense, lead becomes ‘led.’ (I led, you led, we led, they led.)

🔥 My client is a fantasy author; all of these spots became apparent in my copyedit of his most recent short story.

I think he’s planning to use this as a reader magnet for his mailing list, or as a cookie for fans.

🔎 Either way, now I’ve performed this blooper check, he can put it out there with confidence.

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Published by clairecherryedits

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