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

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

Thank you, John, for sharing this one with me. I confess that I couldn’t spot the error at first. Sigh. That’s why I try to keep improving my proofreading skills.

MM appproved approved JohnL

 

 

 

 

 

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

NOTE: As of September, Mistake Monday will only be published once a month, on the last Monday of the month (for example, Monday, Sept. 30). I hope that you’ll continue to test your proofreading skills on Mistake Mondays.

MISTAKE MONDAY for August 12: 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 too common.

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

NOTE: As of September, Mistake Monday will only be published once a month, on the last Monday of the month (for example, Monday, Sept. 30). I hope that you’ll continue to test your proofreading skills on Mistake Mondays.

MISTAKE MONDAY for August 5: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

If I were the person who proofread or paid for the publication of this item, I would not feel “relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated” after reading it on Mistake Monday.

MM Janaury January

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

NOTE: As of September, Mistake Monday will only be published once a month, on the last Monday of the month (for example, Monday, Sept. 30). I hope that you’ll continue to test your proofreading skills on Mistake Mondays.

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

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

MM managements management hc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

There’s one obvious mistakes, plus some other weaknesses.

 

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for July 15: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

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

Oops! Reading this out loud before publishing might have helped the author.

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for July 8: 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 one that spell-checking software can’t catch.

MM misplaced quotes

 

 

 

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

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

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

Hint: spell-checking software won’t catch this mistake. Try my “read out loud” technique to find the mistake.

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

 

MISTAKE MONDAY for June 24: 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 a classic mistake. When will people learn?

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

MISTAKE MONDAY for June 17: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This week’s mistake is a variation on a much more common mistake.

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