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Speaking of the upcoming Copy Edit the World assignment … here’s an example of the kind of trouble you can get into if you don’t proofread carefully. And here’s another example.

I sure wouldn’t want to be the person who let these errors slip by. Goodbye job, hello unemployment!


Extra credit!

There’s something amiss in this news brief, which was published on the Lawrence Journal-World website. Can you identify the problem, and correct it?

Here’s the news brief:

6News Now: Jaeger preliminary hearing begins

In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, police officers describe the horrific injuries a woman suffered last fall during the preliminary hearing of Matthew Jaeger, and more about a fire that damaged three homes in a mobile home park.

Please post your answer as a comment to this blog post. First correct answer earns you five points extra credit.

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