I spotted this error yesterday on NBC News’ homepage. It should read, “… make it easier for the majority party to confirm …” Missing infinitive markers may not be a problem of “nuclear” proportions, but they sure are annoying!
I was reading the June issue of Chicago magazine yesterday, and it appears that its editors need to “fill the potholes” in their copyediting process.
I was so excited to launch my new website that I stayed up late last night to compose a launch email to all my clients and colleagues — which went out promptly at 6 a.m. this morning with two typos. The irony is not lost on me: I am an editor, promoting my new editing services with bad editing. Proof, if ever there was proof, that even the best editors need an editor (or, at least, a lock on their computer that prevents them from composing launch emails in the wee hours of the morning).
This local Chinese restaurant forgot to proofread its menu! It’s located near “Harlem & Touhy,” not “Harlem & Touty.” And it doesn’t levy a “delivery change” (please don’t deliver my cashew chicken to my neighbor, instead!); it levies a “delivery charge.” Proofreading matters, whether your business is content or egg rolls.