Almost like a Real Writer

So when I wrote a piece about trends in purchasing hybrids on Thursday night, I thought I was writing a draft, a spec piece, for a company my boss wanted us to link to. Today, he sent me an email with this link, and while it’s cool to see my name attached – makes me feel almost like a real writer, you know? – I’m cringing at the fact that they posted the draft without editing or tweaking or anything.

It’s one thing to have typos in the blog. I mean – it’s a blog. It’s raw. It’s supposed to be organic. But having glaring grammatical errors in a “published” piece feels like I just flashed the world.

Powered by ScribeFire.

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Almost like a Real Writer by Melissa Bartell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

2 thoughts on “Almost like a Real Writer

  1. Great article – – congratulations! And if it is any consolation, I didn’t notice any glaring errors. I think your average reader isn’t looking for them so they’ll just fly under the radar.

    I’m here from Michele’s today.

  2. We (as in, people in general) always judge our own work too harshly. The errors may leap out to your eye with flashing neon lights attached, but trust me when I say they aren’t really that obvious. :)

Comments are closed.