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MISTAKE MONDAY for May 20: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I think if you read this text out loud, you’ll hear the problem.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for May 13: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

What happened to proofreading at The Wall Street Journal?

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for May 6: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. The mistake that caught my eye is subtle.

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

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

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

Sigh. I see this mistake too often.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 22: 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 chuckle.

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

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.

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

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

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

If you find that you’ve made a mistake like this, you may develop a headache, too.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for April 1: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. No, this is not an April Fool’s joke.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for March 25: 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.

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

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I think this week’s mistake is fairly easy to catch.

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