One little word that can damage your credibility

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_565When I was at school, they warned us against using this one little word. Just. We were told not to use the phrases “just a housewife”, or “just a typist”. Both phrases imply that a sensible, worthy occupation is trivial.

This post takes the idea further.

On the other hand, questions starting “Can I just check…” can be very handy in difficult meetings. It can be a good way to draw attention to a basic, obvious point that some people are overlooking.

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About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.
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