Stephen Wilbers: Proofreading puzzle for the new decade

  • Article by: STEPHEN WILBERS , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 17, 2010 - 4:41 PM
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ajriemerJan. 18, 10 1:45 PM

Tank ewe four then massage. Eye hop years be god has wheel.

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raymarshJan. 18, 10 4:34 PM

Spelling errors take the emphasis off of the message and defeat the purpose of the document. --------------------- I worked for a long time as a production planner for a large commercial printer.--------------------- The most important thing to do when proof reading to to begin by reading the document backwards so that the brain doesn't assume that the next word is correct just because it looks like it might be correct.--------------------- The most commonly mis-spelled words are the name, address and phone number of the person paying for the advertisement.--------------------- My company printed a business card for a large Minneapolis company; the city line read: Minneapolis, Minneapolis, 55401.--------------------- Nobody caught the error until the re-print came in for another order.--------------------- Have more than one person do the proofreading.--------------------- Printers: always have the customer sign off on the proof. Customers are remarkably tolerant when it is their error. They are unforgiving when it is your error.

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kzuiderveldJan. 18, 10 4:44 PM

Second sentence starts with "mean wile"? Sorry Steve, you're not perfect in 2010. (I actually was taught a class by Mr Wilbers at the UofM and did pretty good in spite of not being a native speaker myself)

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