I have talked before about how to overcome the worry of not being good enough (and here) and I have talked extensively about the verifiable fact that we are only human. Today I’m talking about how to recover from a mistake, keep the client happy, and regain your confidence, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.
Four steps to take in the face of a mistake: own it, fix it, laugh at it, and move on.
Now I’m going to stand in a Super Woman pose for two minutes. Excuse me.
You might also want to read the post about editing when the words could hold a life in their grasp, and read this post from Riskology about how to recover from mistakes. I refer to Iva Cheung’s comic strip again.
Photo by David Blackwell, used under CC BY-ND 2.0 license.