09 July 2017

An Editorial Note

I wish to apologise to readers for what can only be described as a lack of editorial zeal and acumen. I know my articles and essays are filled with sundry grammatical errors. There are misspellings and in some cases missing words.


Some of this is due to my lack of time, my tendency to rush and also because I'm often working at odd hours when I'm tired after a long day of labour. Time is my great enemy. Money I suppose would have to come in second.
This problem is compounded by my computer's interactions with Google. I have a lot of formatting problems with the Blogger platform and sometimes things don't 'paste' correctly from Microsoft Word which is where I do all my typing. In the process there have been instances of letters and even entire words disappearing. Once I 'paste' into the Blogger field I usually don't proof-read again. At that point I've already done that a couple of times on Word.
I would abandon Blogger but at this point, it is what it is. My readership has already dwindled in recent years and a change in address would only accentuate the decline.
Please feel free to email me when you discover typos or missing words. I will certainly work to fix them. The last thing I need is a lack of credibility due to something like that.
Some of my early articles from 2010 are sloppy. Many were done hastily while I was bedridden for a time. Since then I hope I've improved in terms of editing, style and content. I know some don't like the way I write. I'm unlikely to do much about that but I can certainly fix glaring grammatical errors.
Please feel free to let me know if you see something. It would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
John


2 comments:

  1. I have to say, I like your writing style... you manage to go into some deep and complex issues in a way that is easily digestible off the screen - no mean task. Your posts have been so important for me this year, that a few typos don't bother me, really, but I'll keep a look out anyway.

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  2. I would appreciate it. And thank-you for the encouragement.

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