Problematic words

I recently read a manuscript where on more than one occasion the writer described his character as being ‘disinterested’ in some situation, meaning he wasn’t interested. This is a common mistake. The correct word is ‘uninterested’. ‘Disinterested’ means unbiased or impartial. If the editor reading your latest submission is disinterested when reading it, that shouldn’t be a problem even though maybe you wish she was an old friend who owes you a favour. But if she is uninterested, you are in trouble!

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