The MOTHER of all Typos!
Yes, we can proofread airplanes, too (but they didn't call us)! For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, this major typo was a missing "F" between the "i"s -- on its Boeing 777-367. Photos can be seen around social media that appear to show a plane at Hong Kong...
11-Million-Ton Iceberg has Identity Crisis
An 11-million-ton iceberg has parked itself outside a tiny village in Greenland and has forced evacuations. We cannot attest to the iceberg's size because the Weather.com article listed it as 650 feet high and 300 feet high.
Tell CNN the Difference between a Carton and a Cartoon
In its latest online article about the firing of Rob Rogers, CNN writes that there were "19 cartons killed..." when they should have written "19 cartoons killed" "There were 19 cartons killed in that span -- six in a single week. Rob went public on Facebook that week...
White House Misspells Separation on Executive Order
The White House issued an Executive Order addressing splitting families at the border and misspelled separation as "seperation" (OMG!). Maybe The Proofreaders should be hired. Read the full story. Official Trump White House releases have included misspellings before....
Typos on Tattoo
If you're going to spend the money and devotion to getting permanent ink injected into your pores, make sure your tattoo doesn't have typos like this Bon Jovi tattoo!
One Space or Two?
The question regularly comes up: One space or two after a period? At The Proofreaders, we firstly abide by our clients' style sheet or standard style sheet, such as APA, CMOS, AMA, etc. If the client does not have/provide a style sheet, we abide by the rules found in...
The Importance of the Oxford Comma
An Oxford comma changed this court case completely (CNN) If you have ever doubted the importance of the humble Oxford comma, let this supremely persnickety Maine labor dispute set you straight. A group of dairy drivers argued that they deserved overtime pay for...
Tell ABA to find a Y
The American Bar Association's website has the above post with "lawyer" spelled as "lawer" - Maybe what's missing for young lawyers is the "y" in this article.
The White House press release mistakenly refers to the prime minister of Australia as the "president" of Australia. Ugh. Watch the full video on CNN.
We All Held Our One Collective Nose!
CNN just posted this: "They held their nose and voted." Unless they all had one collective nose, which the voters didn't, this should read, "They held their noses and voted."