Saturday, April 25, 2009

Find a good profreader (er, PROOFreader)

It's a lost art.

In these days of emoticons, texting, abbreviations, and lack of capitalization (e e cummings rolls in his grave), the art of proofreading is underappreciated and dying.

We send you to this link for a sad, sad example.

;-)

Use your spelcheck (er, spellcheck), people.

Tip of the cap to TG for the original posting.

4 comments:

David said...

my problem is that my beloved new york times depends TOO MUCH on spellcheck as a replacement for proofreading. get through the first section of the paper without finding an error and i'll give you a dollar at reunions.

Stephen Ban said...

Sloppy proofreading is the LEAST of my problems with the New York Times...

Anonymous said...

Why does this make me want to sing "I get knocked down, then I get up again, you're never gonna keep me down!"?

-- SRM

michaelwma said...

So, your use of "we" is like the imperial sense of "we".

Comforting.