Are you a writer or planning to make writing your career? The current era is about bloggers and writers. Most of the people are interested in becoming a writer, be it passion or profession. But it’s not that easy job, apart from the thought process, you could make some tiny yet silly writing mistakes. Thus, I curated some most common and silly mistake that you should avoid…
- Use Of Company Name
Mention company name in full.
Use company name and not ‘they’.
Example: ArticleWbbies is the fastest growing writing company in the world. It has a team of native writers.
- Shortened words
Don’t use SMS language- thru, mgmt, lib etc.
Use full and right spelling when content writing.
- Use of Very
‘Very’ stresses product and service’s quality.
Example: You can drive this car very fast. It has a very powerful engine.
Right Sentence: you can drive this car up to 100mile per hour speed. It has powerful 2.4-litre V8 engine.
- Repetition of words
Don’t use a word more than once in a sentence
Example: This bike is one of the fastest bikes in the world and it is not available in any other bike showroom.
- Use of ampersand (&)
“&” is ‘and’ only if part of name or acronyms.
Don’t use ‘&’ instead of ‘and’.
No space between letters when ampersand used
Example: AT&T (Name)
R&D (Accepted Acronym)
- Hyphen and dash usage
Hyphen connects two words
Dash separates two words
Example: (Hyphen) Web-enabled
(Dash) Mr. Peter – the CEO of IT firm – will reveal new software soon.
Use full form for one to nine
Figures for 10 and more
Put in commas and decimal
Use ‘M’ for millions and ‘K’ for thousands
Don’t mention “ly” in ordinal numbers like firstly, secondly etc.
- Frequent Changes of Persons
Stick to either with first, second or third person otherwise reader gets confused.
- Don’t switch tenses often
Don’t change tenses frequently.
Use one tense throughout article
- Use Active Verbs
Use active verbs to keep sentence easy
Most verbs used in both active and passive
Use verb instead of noun
Make sentence direct and simple with single verb
- Too much hype
Readers reject promotional content
Are interested in having knowledge and information
Refrain from writing which shows as if you are selling something
- Proofread for accuracy
Keep an Eagle’s eye for Errors after composing your final draft.