I came across this interesting article on common phrases even those of us who write for a living might misuse. But what really got my attention is the Correcta tool mentioned in the article. What a great idea! When working with people who are writing their bio, I always recommend they have a third party read them before sending them out. Correcta sounds like it would work well!
Just for fun, see how many of these 20 phrases you may be misusing!
By Christina Desmarais, Contributor, Inc.com
When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? There's no doubt that words are powerful things that can leave a lasting impression on those with whom you interact. In fact, using an idiom incorrectly or screwing up your grammar is akin to walking into a meeting with messy hair. That's according to Byron Reese, CEO of the venture-backed internet startup Knowingly. The company recently launched Correctica, a tool that scans websites looking for errors that spell checkers miss. And the business world is no exception. "When I look for these errors on LinkedIn profiles, they're all over the place--tens of thousands," he says.
Correctica recently scanned a handful of prominent websites and you might be surprised at how many errors it found. Here is Reese's list of the some of the most commonly misused phrases on the Web.
Read Christina's entire article, here.
Jill Townsend is the author of "How to Write a Great Bio", an e-book with tips on writing a good bio fast, and with confidence.