Copy edit extra credit
I hope you’ve had fun finding your first 10 points worth of Copy Edit the World errors. Here’s another chance to sharpen your editing eyes …and earn a little extra credit.
If you can spot and correct one of these errors, you’ll get 2 points of extra credit. Just post your correction as a comment on this blog post. (One error and correction per person, please, so we can spread the extra credit around.)
I particularly like the first example shown above because it’s a correction that needs correcting — it contains another error. I spotted the one on the right in today’s SF Chronicle. I used to watch The Three Stooges on TV when I was a kid, so it was a fun read … except for that misused word (hint). Both of these have been corrected. Congrats to Brittany M. and Danreb!
I found this error in an email from PoynterOnline, a journalism organization. Oops … setting a bad example! One possible correction posted, but there’s another way this could be read … and corrected. It’s worth two points if you can figure it out.
Yes, I find errors on Facebook too. So can you … I hope. 😉 This one has been corrected too. A big “way to go” to Yezel, Suzanne, Shirene and Corina.
I figure Robert Redford must have been red-faced when he realized that his Sundance catalog holiday letter to customers contained an embarrassing error. Can you find it? It’s a little tricky, but it’s funny one. Hmm … is anyone going to figure this one out? Or will I have to break down and tell you?