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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Booklets - Word Trippers

You may have heard me sing the praises of editor, Barbara McNichol. In fact, you may have had her edit something for you, something larger than a booklet. I have referred many clients to her (as she has to me), have interviewed her, and just love having her as a trusted colleague.

Several years ago she put together a booklet of word pairs that tend to confuse people. She called it Word Trippers. She has revised it over the years and has now utilized current technology as an additional delivery method.

Before you embarrass yourself by using "except" when it needs to be "accept," or "imply" rather than "infer," get yourself a copy of Barbara's Word Trippers. You'll be so glad you did. And there are no affiliate links in this post, by the way.


Don’t Risk Your Ability to Communicate By Using Words that Trip Up Your Readers!


Do you ever get confused knowing the right word to choose? Do pesky pairings like imply vs. infer, accept vs. except, convince vs. persuade trip you up?

If you don’t get them right, there's much at stake:

· Your ability to convey your message clearly and precisely.

· Your credibility and professionalism in your marketplace.

· Even your valued reputation among your peers.

That’s too much to risk!

And that’s why this word choice guide helps ensure you're choosing the perfect word every time!

The newest Word Trippers e-book gives you an easy-to-search, tripper-tracking source for selecting the perfect word when it matters most.

And here's the good news. It's now available in Kindle format on Amazon, as this YouTube promo announces:


If you don’t have a Kindle reader, you can download the software to your computer or smart phone. Here’s the link.

Word Trippers e-book is vital for—

  • Authors and speakers
  • Virtual assistants
  • Administrative assistants
  • Teachers and students
  • Business communicators
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Court reporters and journalists

“I keep this handy ebook right by my side. Forget about hauling out the dictionary every time I stumble over one of these 300+ Word Trippers in my writing. With this word choice guide, I can easily find the clear definition I’m looking for right at my fingertips. An invaluable resource!”
Karen Reddick, editor, author, Grammar Done Right

“I use the Word Trippers book at least once or twice during the writing of a story. There are so many times when the exact meaning or connotation of a word is critical to deliver the message and not deliver confusion.”
- John Wolf, author

EXAMPLE #1: Famous, notorious
– “Famous” means known widely and favorably, while “notorious” means known widely and unfavorably. “The young actress became famous for her Oscar-nominated role, and then became notorious for her drug use and underage drinking.”

EXAMPLE #2: Fewer, less – “Fewer” is used when units or individuals can be counted; less is used with quantities of mass, bulk, or volume. “There are fewer letters to be written today than yesterday.” “The mail takes up less space than I thought it would.” Generally if the word has an “s” at the end, use “fewer” – fewer dollars but less money; fewer muffins but less food.

In this Kindle edition, you’ll find familiar trippers like breath vs. breathe and among vs. between and lots more including—

Tolerant vs. tolerable
Endemic vs. epidemic
Aisle vs. isle

Collegial vs. congenial
Soar vs. sore
Sallow vs. shallow

Don’t let these gremlins affect (or is it effect?) your writing ever again


now available as a Kindle ebook on Amazon

Only $8.99

Remember, if you don’t have a Kindle reader, you can download the software to your computer or smart phone. Here’s the link.

“I’ve found Barbara’s Word Tripper of the Week ezines a valuable tool and I'm delighted that she's made them available in book form.”
- Bob Kelly, editor, coauthor Kids are Tremendous

“As a professional writer, I enjoy the twists of the English language, such as when to use peek or peak, and course or coarse. Like big rocks on a path, I trip over how to use ‘lay vs. lie’ and ‘compose vs. comprise.’ That’s when I peek at Barbara’s Word Trippers ebook and get back on course.”
- Patrice Rhoades-Baum, copywriter, marketer


Until next time,

Paulette - who still checks on whether it's affect or effect




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