Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken

John the copywriter’s proofreading recipe

Here are my Top 20 Misused (and Mistreated) Words

accept: to receive; to answer positively

except: not including; everything but


anxious: worried/nervous

eager: excited/looking forward to


affect: to pretend; to influence

effect: a result


assure: to make certain (such as with a person)

ensure: to make sure (such as with a thing)

insure: to provide or obtain insurance


beside: at the side of

besides: in addition to


between: two items that are related

among: three or more things related