Do you have any recommended resources that you would recommend that I can give to our church's admin assistant to improve her proof reading skills?
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Proofing publications is critical and horrible; important and irritating. One of my favorite quotes on this topic is:
"The urge in a human to love or hate, is never as strong as the urge to amend the writings of another"
quote from a class on editing
To get on with answering the question, I have several resources that you will find useful:
A PDF of a chapter on Proofing.
This is from my book on the Back to Basics.
Jesus and Perfection in Publications
This is an important balancing article, CLICK HERE to go to it. It is important, because though proofing and a desire for perfection is important in our church communication work, there are other considerations that are equally, if not more important that must be looked at if we want to conduct our ministries in ways pleasing to the Lord.
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