We’re all in the market of first draft publishing, right? That’s what a blog post is. You write it, you hit “publish”, then you hope for the best. Hopefully you proofread your posts after you publish. You fix errors. You fix grammar, and punctuation.
But email marketing is another animal.
I get the emails from Writer’s Digest. I’m not sure I’ve ever bought anything from them, but I am a writer, so I like to read about writing.
They sent an email the other day. I was interested at first, then I was appalled.
For the last time.
Your book is finished.
You’re a sweetie.
If it doesn’t make sense, then don’t use “you’re” — ever! It’s a contraction. You can split it up, it’s not even one of those contractions that saves you many letters. Split it into two words. You are a fantastic person.
You really are.
Writer’s Digest, of all companies, should get it right.
I responded to their email letting them know (not so nicely) that they should have copy edited this email one more time. They were selling some sort of bundle that helps people finish novels in 30, 60, or 90 days.
Their message didn’t get through.
Understand the difference between you’re and your.