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I make mistakes. Does that mean I’m not cut out to be a proofreader?

I am very dissatisfied with my career trajectory (it may be laughable to even call it that) and I’m wondering if it is because I am doing something that I really have no aptitude for. Is there really such a thing as an "error-free" proofreader? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2013 - 24 answers


How frequently do you screw up at work? I'm wondering if it's "normal" to screw up at work with the frequency that I am, and I should cut myself some slack. Alternately, I'm considering the possibility that it's a big problem. [more inside]
posted by silly me on Mar 26, 2013 - 18 answers

Reducing my margin of error

How can I reduce my margin of error on the job? [more inside]
posted by never nice on Oct 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me to stop making simple errors

I am making stupid mistakes at work and I need a strategy to help myself overcome them. Sorry for the length. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Breaking a run of small screwups

If I have made a mistake at work (or in general), I am much, much more likely to make another mistake soon afterwards. How can I get focused and correct a problem without making yet more mistakes? [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Jun 2, 2011 - 12 answers

How do you deal with making mistakes?

When you make a real mistake, how do you deal with it? How do you deal with yourself and keep from feeling super guilty? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Aug 19, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I come to terms with making mistakes?

How can I cope when I make mistakes? I'm starting to feel I'm failing in my career, and am very isolated. Warning - long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2007 - 23 answers

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