“You had one job…” (MORE Proofreading Tragedies)

Welcome back to AuthorHouse Author’s Digest! Last week, we presented some slightly embarrassing (okay, VERY embarrassing) proofreading mistakes. Well, today we’re back with more! As the following examples show, the value of a good proofreader can’t be underestimated.

 

02 reebok_typo

“Everything,” perhaps… but not eveything!

03 Stoughton

On the town’s water tower? Maybe no one will notice.

04 lbj_poster

School of WHAT kind of affairs?

And the follow-up…

05 lbj_tweet

To be honest, we’d have probably gotten “egregious” wrong too without a spell-checker.

06 scope

“You’re” vs. “your”… the battle rages on.

07 macys_typo

Now THAT’S a good deal!!!

Yes, the university bookstore spelled "university" wrong. Ouch.

Yes, the university bookstore spelled “university” wrong. Ouch.

Hey, at least a concerned citizen corrected it for them.

Hey, at least a concerned citizen corrected it for them.

Why all these mistakes at universities?

Why all these mistakes at universities?

And last but far from least:

11 Washington-Memorial

Yes, the Washington Memorial spelled “future” as “euture.” At least they tried a little white-out, though.

 

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