Y me spelchekk

  • May 2014
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Y me spelchekk? 3am AEDT, Sydney, Australia: Steve Ford (not his real name), 53, sits at his desk completing a business proposal. Concurrently, somewhere in London, sits Rupert Birtwhistle (not his real name), 72, a British banker.  It’s 4pm UTC. He awaits a proposal he has specifically requested from the company in which the Australian

Getting Checked Part 2

  • February 2014
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Getting Checked Part 1 Need to be checked? Believe you don’t need to have someone proofread your work? Some people contend that correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are not important. Two arguments often heard are: “Language evolves; as long as the reader understands what I mean, spelling and commas don’t matter,” and “People care less

Getting Checked Part 1

  • December 2013
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Getting Checked Part 1 Need to be checked? Have you ever looked back on a piece of work and found simple errors? Are you of the generation of Australians for whom school wasn’t the source of all grammatical knowledge? Is English not your first language and you sometimes find you’ve missed a delicate nuance? Do