Carl Perkins knew the difference between suede and swayed when he wrote his famous 1955 song
Most folks shake their heads and slowly walk away when I begin complaining about poor writing.
Folks agree, but shrug their shoulders. Not worth their time.
My Old School ways are woven through my core, thanks to feisty newsmen and tough editors.
Getting a name misspelled is a firing offense, one editor yelled at me.
Today I’m sifting through a raft of college student papers.
I find the most common mistakes confuse there with their, effect with affect, off of with on, reader’s with readers’ and data is with data are. Continue reading