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Friday, February 17, 2012

Typos that hurt as we laugh OR "Don't you guys proofread?"

EMSVOLUNTEER  on 02/17/2012 07:17:21 said:
""...tubal libations..." I get a kick out of the Freeman's typos. Don't you guys proofread?"

Dear EMSVOLUNTEER:
That would be a knee-slapper if it weren't my publication. "Prosecco with your sterilization, M'am?"
To answer your question, we do urge reporters and editors to work with care. But the truth is the volume of work we are trying to manage on two major delivery platforms -- print and digital -- with a smaller staff than we had when we only delivered a print edition has meant more errors of this sort.
Makes my teeth curl when I see them.
I have corrected the error online and appended the following:
Editor's note: This story was modified 08:49 AM 02-17-12 to correct a typographical error kindly brought to our attention by a reader.
Thank you,
Tony Adamis
Managing Editor

2 Comments:

OpenID mrabkinink said...

Dear Mr. Adamis, perhaps you need to do more than spellcheck your comment and instead eyeball it as well. Can you find the missing "when"?

February 17, 2012 at 7:01 AM 
Blogger Lissa Harris said...

Tony, from one typo-perpetrator to another, I feel your pain.

But "tubal libations" goes all the way around from "embarrassing typo" to "pure genius."

Lissa Harris, Editor, WatershedPost.com

February 17, 2012 at 7:42 AM 

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