A few weeks ago, I was working on a manual for a workshop titled Report Writing to Council. Unfortunately, my head was then in “a wrong place” when I wrote the week’s BizWritingTip.
To demonstrate a point, I used the term “investment councillor.”
This is absolutely wrong as several readers were quick to point out. A “councillor” is an elected member of a municipal council. A “counsellor” is someone who gives advice. (In North America, it is also used for a supervisor at a children’s camp.)
Therefore, I should have written “investment counsellor.”
By the way, according to the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, “counselor” is also accepted but is not as common.
My apologies for the wrong counsel.