With every manuscript I open, I carry out some basic housekeeping before I start the actual editing. This includes checking for some of the most commonly misspelled words and I have a list of these printed out which I keep to hand.
As the same words crop up in the majority of the manuscripts I work on, whether from a debut author or an author on book twenty, these confusions still appear.
It’s with this in mind that I thought I would share with you my cheat sheet so you can print it out and keep it to hand if you’d like to.
I have included some of the most commonly misspelled words, words whose definitions are often, and easily, confused, and some of the most common homophone (words which sound the same but which have different meanings and/or spellings) mishaps.
I do hope you find this useful!
You can download the PDF here: Creating Perfection – Grammar Assistant
Let me know in the comments below if you struggle with any of these.
Do you have any tips and tricks for remembering them?