Questions

What if you see a mistake in the copy?

Asked by Cindy Bolley, in Communications
I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect.... and I just hate it when I see a mistake in my copy that I never saw before... I am certain that I read it repeatedly ... but it was not until I published did I SEE the HUGE Silly Mistake.. even worse that it had been posted for awhile and many people had already read it. Mistakes as in... incorrect spelling, incorrect grammar... omitted word ... You know just simple mistakes... Most of the time mine are silly.. and one thing I hate more than anything is to look silly.. I appreciate it very much when they are pointed out to me..... You just can't be taken seriously or professional if your copy has glaring mistakes. What about you?... When you see stuff like that do you cringe and just forget it.. or do you take the time to point it out privately?

Answers

William Clinkscales Magnate I   DB Developer/Tech, Affiliate IM
Food for thought...

if yuo can raed tihs, you hvae a sgtrane mnid, too.
Can you raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! lol.
Nov 30th 2015 12:02   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
Yes.. I can read it easily... But it is not professional looking at all!
Nov 30th 2015 12:44   
William Clinkscales Magnate I   DB Developer/Tech, Affiliate IM
You see, you're smarter than you think and yes I get it... Not professional at all. Just proving to you most folks will overlook a typo as just that, they're human as well... Luv ya...
Nov 30th 2015 13:15   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
Perhaps I am just to picking!
Nov 30th 2015 14:33   
Isabelle Esling Professional   published author-certified teacher-
This happens to me all the time...i often have to reedit my texts, even after re-reading them...
Dec 1st 2015 02:22   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
Thanks goodness I am not alone!... Isabelle... if you saw the mistake you would HAVE to correct it.... am I right?
Dec 1st 2015 04:16   
Isabelle Esling Professional   published author-certified teacher-
of course, each time I notice the mistake, I correct it quite immediately...but this occurs often, you are not alone, Cindy:)
Dec 1st 2015 06:46   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
I knew you would of done that Isabelle.... Just like ... I hate to clean house.. I hate to dust more than anything... but..... When I fold towels and sheets.... there is indeed a right side and a wrong side.... the seams are folded together....I wouldn't feel good about putting them into the cupboard it they were not folded properly!.. Ain't that a hoot....
Dec 1st 2015 06:58   
Isabelle Esling Professional   published author-certified teacher-
We are human, so we are making mistakes...i just accept this fact:)
Dec 1st 2015 07:13   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
Yes..... I do accept that fact...
Dec 1st 2015 07:39   
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