Cheat Sheet, Grammar Assistant

Commonly misspelled words, confused definitions, & homophones #AmEditing #AmWriting #Authors #AuthorAdvice #Grammar #CheatSheet

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 confused, and some of the most common homophones.

I do hope that you find this useful!

You can download the PDF here: Grammar Assistant

2 thoughts on “Commonly misspelled words, confused definitions, & homophones #AmEditing #AmWriting #Authors #AuthorAdvice #Grammar #CheatSheet”

  1. Thank you for this. Most of it I was secure with but it is great to have a crib sheet to refer to. so I have saved it in my writing folder.

    On a recent visit to a school where I was teaching a set grammer lesson the children had the following example to write the alternative homophone for :- The heard of cattle were in the field! (This was a printed sheet from a reputable teaching resource text book!) Sue Wickstead

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    1. My pleasure, Sue. I’m glad it will be of use to you. Herd and heard is a great one, with young children myself, I am constantly reading these types of mistakes in their homework and as much as it hurts my eyes, it is so easy to do, especially for the youngsters.

      Happy writing x

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