MISTAKE MONDAY for March 4: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

As you can see, I make mistakes, too. In fact, I started Mistake Monday partly to spur myself to catch more of my errors before I publish them.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for February 25: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oops! Somebody was typing too quickly.

 

 

 

 

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for February 18: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This mistake made me laugh. How about you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for January 21: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This is another case where reading out loud should make it easy to find the problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for January 7: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

Having trouble finding the problem(s)? Try reading this out loud.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for December 24: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

Oops! Somebody jumped the gun on a website going live.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for November 19: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

This is an example for which the “read out loud” approach that I describe in “Why I love Adobe Acrobat Pro for proofreading” would help.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for October 8: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I frequently see this problem in The Boston Globe.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for September 24: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oops, somebody didn’t proofread this. I think my “read out loud” method would have caught this error.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for September 3: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Hint: This is a problem that spell-checking software won’t catch.

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