Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 15: 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 is subtle. It took me years to absorb that this is considered a mistake by most proofreaders.

MM highly-anticipated









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

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  1. Susan Weiner, CFA
    Susan Weiner, CFA says:

    The mistake that caught my eye is that there should not be a hyphen in “highly anticipated.” However, my readers noticed additional mistakes. For example, it appears that “off” should follow “35%.” I’d prefer a curly quote to a straight quote in “Mangan’s.” Some readers thought that the single quotes around the book title were a mistake, but AP style calls for single quotes in headlines.

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