Today marks the first anniversary of the creation of proofreaderhannah.com. I almost can’t believe it has been one year already.
I don’t think I would have managed to produce 113 posts in that time if it wasn’t for the support of those who read this blog. Thank you. I really appreciate your contributions.
I published a list of 2015’s most popular posts, but for this milestone I would like to highlight some of my favourite posts:
- Irregular verbs. Lots of people struggle with verb forms and I put together a 6-page PDF to help. It includes notes on usage differences around the world.
- Taradiddle. The interesting word with an origin story that illustrates its meaning. Managing to incorporate Harry Potter into the post was a bonus.
- Sample style sheet. A style sheet for an imaginary novel. Style sheets are an excellent tool and this is an example for any authors who want to know where to start.
- ‘Affect’ and effect’. I like this mostly because the comments took me from Pirates of the Caribbean to Pokémon.
- Punctuation..? by User Design. I was thrilled that an author asked me to review their work, but I had to be honest with my readers.
- Split infinitives. I really stuck it to the man with my support of split infinitives (and ending a sentence with a preposition).
- The Penguin Guide to Punctuation, R. L. Trask. Because no one should be afraid of punctuation. I think people actually bought this book after I recommended it. If that was you, I hope you are still finding it useful.
- ‘I.e’ and ‘e.g.’ are not interchangeable. A short, simple and effective post.
- Noel. I enjoyed writing Christmas-related posts, and I am already thinking of words to discuss this year!
- Proofreading advice: take a break. I wrote a series of posts on proofreading advice and I think this is the best one. It isn’t often that doing nothing is the best thing to do.
And now I’m going to have a cup of tea and some chocolate biscuits to celebrate properly.