Before I jump into Week 2’s pet peeve, I need to make a point of clarification. These items aren’t simply preferences; they are mistakes. Full stop.
The reason they’re pet peeves of mine is because I see them so often in scripts. Such is the case with this week’s pet peeve:
Woah / Whoa
Which is the correct spelling?
It’s probably one of the most commonly misspelled words I see in scripts that I proofread. Make sure you get it right.
Like I’ve said before, some readers are spelling zealots. It stabs their eyes every time they see a mistake or typo. Sure, it’s a small issue in the grander scheme of things. But why would you want to risk stabbing your reader in the eyes if you don’t have to?
What are you writing pet peeves?