Tuesday, October 31, 2006

To Proofread, or Not to Proofread?

We’ve all done it. Anyone who has ever written anything comes to that point where you just want to get it over with and you don’t want to see it anymore. Therefore, you cut corners and fail to give it that one last read, assuming that everything is will be fine, only to find a glaring mistake once it is too late to correct.

Working as a journalist, I have had more than my fair share of mistakes. Many of which are pointed out so graciously by blue-haired, bitter, old women who desperately need a life.

I had to chuckle, however, as I glanced over a story written by a co-worker. I was about to send it to the local media outlets. Our school’s annual “scholarship pageant” will be held within the next couple of weeks. Being a good, faith-based institution we are especially careful not to call it a beauty pageant. In fact, we are so worried about stereotyping that we go way out of our way to not pick the prettiest girl, even if she is also the most deserving. ... but that's a soap box for another post.

Anyway, about four paragraphs down, as the story talked about the talents and abilities of the young ladies it said, "... it will be a touch decision for the judges.”

… ooops!

6 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

eerrrmmmm...maybe it was not a typo.

lurking blue hair said...

is will be, pretties.....

jonboy said...

Okay ... fine ...
Lurking blue hair, whoever you are, I corrected a few of my own mistakes. I never claimed to be perfect. In fact, I think spelling is highly over rated.

SpookyRach said...

hee hee! I think I know who lurking blue hair is.

I'm with Mindy. Maybe it wasn't a typo. Who's in charge of this "competition"?

mommyfranklin said...

Oh, so that's why I didn't win when I was in Miss Wayland...

PPB said...

hee hee!