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MISTAKE MONDAY for Feb. 26: Can YOU spot what’s wrong

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment.

I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Mistake Monday explote

This mistake in The Wall Street Journal reminds me that everyone makes mistakes—even companies with professional proofreaders on staff.

Don’t beat yourself up when mistakes slip through. However, please do resolve to do better. That’s what I do.

If you enjoyed testing your skills on this example, visit my blog next week for another Mistake Monday item.

4 replies
  1. Lisa Plotnick
    Lisa Plotnick says:

    One way to check spelling in a headline is to read it backward. I wouldn’t rely on it alone as it would miss other errors, yet it catches those instances when your mind fills in the word without really seeing it.

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