Guide to Olde English

January 22, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Fiction

“Olde English” is all made up, but the individual words themselves did exist in general conversation, and they do come with grammar rules.

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Commonly Misused Words

January 14, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar

I encounter incorrectly used words (and made up words) all the time, and today I’ll write about some I’ve noticed popping quite a bit recently, particularly in academic writing.

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Eggcorns and Idiomatic Writing

January 3, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized

A species of unconscious wordplay, eggcorns tend to be individual quirks; some, though, have become widespread in print, and a few have even started crowding the “proper” version of the phrase out of use.

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