Just comb the Editors’ Association of Earth Facebook page and you’ll see them—examples of big, fat glaring errors that made it through to publication, errors that by their very existence advertise the usefulness of hiring an editor:
“When the Shabby Sheik craze began…”—newspaper article
“15 best things about our pubic schools”—school board ad
“Perfect for mini burgers, crap or fishcakes…”—cookware packaging
To honour the indispensable work of Editors Canada members, BoldFace is seeking examples of those times when you managed to catch an error at the manuscript stage, saving the reputation of your client or employer. It can be humorous or serious, ironic or simply puzzling. Just don’t be too specific about the project details!
Please send your example(s) to [email protected] by March 31, 2016, and you’ll be entered into a contest to win a $20 gift certificate from Wonder Pens, our favourite specialty stationery store. The best submissions will be featured on BoldFace once the contest is over.
So tell us: What is your biggest catch?