ImageCall us cockeyed optimists, but it seems people are starting to get it. We were dismayed to see the following post to a popular e-mail list:
I cannot express in an email how Vanessa has assists in brass-tacks propserity consciousness. It’s big. It’s down to earth. It works. Call me.… Ignite Your Weath & Success
Yet another mangled message stuffed with moony jargon about how to take hold of your life and achieve your goals? One more incoherent blurb that burns our eyes like a bonfire made of dictionaries? At this late date we might be inclined to shed a solitary tear, á la "Iron Eyes" Cody, and trudge off into the polluted wilderness. But a second list participant jumped into the fray, writing this:
I wouldn't want financial advice from anyone who couldn't spell
  • prosperity
  • wealth
  • or uses this grammar.
call me crazy.
We don't call you crazy, stranger; we call you our hero.

What's particularly sad is that the perpetrator of the unreadable smudge of a testimonial wasn't doing author/self-help guru Vanessa any favors (nor was the perpetrator, whom we suspect has a vested interest in Vanessa's success, doing herself any favors). ImageScrolling down revealed that Vanessa has multiple celebrity endorsements and numerous achievements under her belt; she also has a potentially useful method for people in need. But who'd scroll down after an introduction that betrayed such blithe ignorance of, if not outright contempt for, the English language?

If the perpetrator had simply presented the author's accomplishments in clear prose and spellchecked that blurb before posting it, she might have drummed up a lot more interest. But that would've taken at least two minutes.

Not Our Clients: Special Spa Package Edition

Our latest additions to the Not Our Clients gallery of shame include two charming promotional pieces from that oh-so-relaxing land where your troubles melt away, and so does clear expression.

Say, that is distressing.

Conscience dictates that you hire a proofreader.

Our thanks to longtime EE supporters Alexa Sherman Young and Rocky de la Vega for finding these "deep-tissue" doozies. They'll be rewarded with Editorial Emergency red pens. You too can win one of these gleaming, gorgeous utensils. Just e-mail your Not Our Clients suggestions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text39101 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it