Don’t learn this in stages: Fazed vs. phased

Hopefully you’ll be able to learn in one quick shot the difference between the words fazed and phased.

Fazed is a verb meaning to disturb or to cause one to feel disconcerted: Charlie was not fazed by his girlfriend’s temper-tantrum.

Phased is to carry out a plan in gradual steps: The new computer system will be phased in over the next several months.

If you can’t remember the difference, hopefully you’re editor won’t be fazed (er, bothered) by this.