I love what I do…
I love design. I love knitting words together.
However, let’s just say, English class was not a breeze for me (it may show once and awhile in my unedited posts). I remember constantly being told not to intertwine past and present tenses. I remember always getting marks on my masterpieces for using run-on sentences, paragraphs that were too long or always ending up referring to something I didn’t mean to. I yearned to be able to successfully communicate through written word.
It isn’t often, but it is sort of “fun” when I recognize others making the same errors. Today, I read an article about treating under-eye bags successfully in Allure magazine. Here is what tip #3 said:
“TRIGGER: Bloat. Sleeping on a thin pillow-or no pillow- causes fluid to pool around the eyes. (Side sleepers may even notice a heavier bag under the eye closest to the pillow.)
BEST DEFENSE: Start with a thicker pillow, preferably one made of contoured memory foam. If you still wake up with puffiness, shrink it with a splash of cold water followed by a caffeine-based cream that’s been chilled in the refrigerator…”
Did you see it?? Let me paraphrase what I read: ‘When you sleep, use a thicker pillow. If you wake up with puffiness, shrink the pillow!’
So, this isn’t high school and I’m not “picking” on another writer – only quoting this article to emphasis that when we work, [especially in creative fields], it is easy to create and edit content so much that we take for granted that what was intended to be communicated… is actually what is being communicated.
I don’t have an editor for this blog – yet. So, I am claiming this as a reminder to myself (as-well) to have another pair of eyes look at my work. Especially when representing a client (or if you reading this and are an entrepreneur creating marketing materials), having someone who understands your style of writing, sense of design and viewpoint look at your work [before submitting spec work or final drafts for publication] is important.
Good luck this week… and remember — don’t shrink your pillows!
A good night sleep is important too!
Did you see it??
Yes!! I did spell “you” backwards in the title – on purpose… just a visual example to stress my analogy. If you didn’t notice, be sure to use spell check when you write!
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