Growing up, I always had a great interest in reading, writing and editing. I actually looked forward to the days in school where we had to exchange papers/stories with other classmates for editing.
I know what you’re thinking…but who doesn’t enjoy doing something they’re good at?
December 17th, 1992 – Age 7, The Day I Became a Grammar Nazi
My mom and I were walking in a local mall and there was a book signing for the children’s book, Milo’s Friends in the Dark by Milwaukee natives Craig Ploetz and Rich Koslowski. So I’m reading the book, for the first time ever, while in line and stumble upon this page.
For those of you that don’t see it, “the place it the attic,” it being the error.
Seven year old me gets to the authors’ table and points out the mistake. They said that their editors hadn’t even picked it up! I receive mucho praise for noticing. This is how a Grammar Nazi is made!
A QUESTION TO FELLOW BLOGGERS
I’ve been noticing an increasing number of minor spelling errors on some well-known personal finance blogs that I follow. While I can generally silence my inner Grammar Nazi, should I be reaching out to these bloggers via personal message or comments to let them know? Would it be a courtesy or would I be flamed as the Grammer Nazi that I am?
I wouldn’t take it personally if someone ousted a spelling or grammatical error of my own (we’re all human) as I’m generally one who tries to improve upon critiques (so bring ’em on!), but how would you react if a reader pointed out a spelling error? Would you be offended? Or would you appreciate the heads up?
Anyone remember playing heads up seven up?
So, if anyone is interested, I would gladly (for a minimal fee) provide an extra pair of eyes to weed out any errors in your drafts before publishing! Or if you’re a student, I’d be happy to look over any essays or term papers! 😀