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MISTAKE MONDAY for March 29: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? One error jumped out at me, but there’s more than one error in this piece. Listening to someone read this post out loud wouldn’t help you find the errors that I spotted. Please post your answer as a comment.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for February 22: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? There’s more than one mistake, so tell me about the mistake that bothers you the most. Please post your answer as a comment.

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

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

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? I think you’ll find this one pretty easily. Please post your answer as a comment.

 

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for December 28: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

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

Need a hint to help you find the mistake? Read Do you use “pride capitals”?

 

MISTAKE MONDAY for November 30: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This should have been easy to catch. The problem leaped out at me. Oh well, if you ever get the chance to take this workshop with Maureen Stanton, she does a nice job. I’m looking forward to reading her memoir.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for October 26: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oh, how could The Wall Street Journal miss this? Does the newspaper not employ proofreaders?

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for September 28: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. You might not catch this mistake with a quick read. Try reading it again.

 

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MISTAKE MONDAY for August 31: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I wonder if anybody proofread this one.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for July 27: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Don’t feel bad if you don’t identify it immediately. I had to check my notes to catch this one, even though I’d spotted right away when I made this screenshot months ago.

 

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for June 29: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. If the writer used a proofreader, they should have caught this obvious error.
I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.