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It’s your turn to catch the error

Apparently, dedication to good grammar isn’t a defense against bad behavior. Two typo vigilantes were banned from national parks for defacing signs. The men were fixing the grammar. But dedication to fixing errors is a critical part of a copy editor’s role. A misplaced comma cost a Canadian company $2.13 million. And a bad typo in an Associated Press story was certainly embarrassing. Read all three of the articles I’ve linked to in this post. Due in next week’s labs: Bring in an example of an error you find in a newspaper or on a news website.

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