it stings a little
but sometimes that’s just what learning feels like.
i thought i was done with (almost) all the grammar errors and oversights, but i recently received another copy back from a reader who has the eyes of a grammatical hawk.
for me, as an English instructor and general grammar freak regarding my students’ work, it’s particularly bitter to see these items at this point. by no means did i expect anyone to find all of them, and many of the ones this reader has identified have, in fact, been pointed out by others, but i’d gotten rather proud of myself for dealing with ‘all’ the grammar issues.
it is good to be humbled regularly, and to remember that we do not stand alone. further evidence of the importance of another set of eyes.
this doesn’t make it less painful, mind you, only more bearable.