The Importance Of Proofreading Your Article or Website Copy!

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It is so vitally important to have copy on your website in perfect English, with absolutely NO spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.

A page full of English mistakes can turn a potential prospect off faster than lightning - leaving them hitting the back button.

I found this video and thought I would share it with you. It is probably the best video in the world on the the impotence of proofreading.


Good luck!
Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    Allen,

    Totally hilarious, and yet so true.

    Thanks for sharing.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Trivum
    Im shur thatt wus akchully hard two due.
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  • Profile picture of the author nerrutis
    Incredible but some people i know managed to make many sales at a price 77$ for an ebook with the wrong grammar inside a website...

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Pipinscott
    Hey he wrote the last PLR pack I bought. You know the one, written by gud inlsh spkr.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by Pipinscott View Post

      Hey he wrote the last PLR pack I bought. You know the one, written by gud inlsh spkr.
      LOL, I'd buy that just to read it to myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author rachwrites
      Originally Posted by Pipinscott View Post

      Hey he wrote the last PLR pack I bought. You know the one, written by gud inlsh spkr.
      I tink we mustuv bot frum teh sam writter, Pippinscott ... :p

      Seriously, it is so annoying to try and read an article with errors in it. They're just like speed bumps to your eyes!
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  • Thanks for the video, was good!

    Although, typos do make you remember the webpage more and make you seem less serious and more casual. I might try slipping a couple in my copy occasionally....

    Saying that, any body spotted any typos in my wso (sig)? I've already corrected 3 of them (which is rather embarrassing to be frank ).

    It's always "their" and "there" that get me, as well as "it's" and "its". I can never tell when to use "effect" and "affect" as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Burton
      Originally Posted by Daniel_James_Warburton View Post

      It's always "their" and "there" that get me, as well as "it's" and "its". I can never tell when to use "effect" and "affect" as well.
      their... e and i are roommates. That's THEIR property.
      there... the roommates are apart, WHERE one is the other isn't THERE (at the place)

      it is always it's if you drop a letter to bring the 2 words together.

      something can be Affected (A - it is ACTED UPON)
      something can have that Effect (E - EVOKES an outcome)

      See if something like that helps

      Sorry... My old teaching hat just jumped off the hat rack for a minute.
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    • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
      Originally Posted by Daniel_James_Warburton View Post

      Thanks for the video, was good!

      Although, typos do make you remember the webpage more and make you seem less serious and more casual. I might try slipping a couple in my copy occasionally....

      Saying that, any body spotted any typos in my wso (sig)? I've already corrected 3 of them (which is rather embarrassing to be frank ).

      It's always "their" and "there" that get me, as well as "it's" and "its". I can never tell when to use "effect" and "affect" as well.
      In most instances, affect is a verb and effect is a noun.

      It had no effect.

      It affected me.

      When effect is a verb, it actually means to make something come into being.


      Anyway, I agree that proofreading is important. I can't even take someone seriously if they say or write "anyways." It's an instant turn off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oneal Degrassi
    Nice call of attention to your sig, dude.

    So are you saying that you misspell words on purpose? Why in the world would you do that?
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  • Profile picture of the author MeTellYou
    I laughed so hard I cried! funny as heck!
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    Srue waht deos it mettar if you splel worng as lnog as the frist and lsat lteter is rhgit, the bairn wlil be albe to raed it.

    Does that sentence above make sense? Naturally re-read and see
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Frank Kern's "thanks" page for his "name my book" promo couple of weeks ago had this -
    "I'll be going through these suggestions and I'll pick a winner shorty! "
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  • Profile picture of the author EaglePiServ
    Another common one is "Lose" vs "Loose"

    Your shoelaces can become loose and will need to be retied.

    You lose your keys and become annoyed.

    People seem to mix the two up frequently
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    Priceless! Thanks for the laugh.

    Sadly, I have actually had to proofread and edit copy that was worse than that.....and no where near as entertaining!
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  • Another one that frequently gets misused: 'Lay' and 'lie'.

    My teacher always said (in a very sarcastic tone, I might add), "Chickens LAY eggs! People 'LIE' down!"



    "I will lay this note on the table for you."

    "I'm tired. I think I will lie down."
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      That was great - and exactly why I spent hours proofing a project last night before sending it off.

      Wanted to be certain it was gud enuf...and it wuz.
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