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January 28, 2011
Often when I read amateur publications (such as our local newsletter), I want to write in saying "hey, you want a sub-editor? Because geez, you guys make a lot of mistakes!"

Yes, I may be too anal about grammar and spelling, and I can understand the argument that you don't need write your language flawlessly as long as you're understood (though I certainly don't agree!).

But if writing is your main occupation? For Christ's sake, learn the rules of your language! How can you expect to use it effectively if you don't know the difference between your and you're?