Proofreading in the News
The last book in the sequence was released in 2011. Rumor has it that volume six is currently in the hands of its proofreader. Now, I’ve worked on some high-pressure proofreading assignments but this takes the biscuit. I can’t even begin to imagine the pressure this proofreader is under!
Embarrassing Proofreading Errors
Instead of reading ‘This is the Dawg Pound’, it read ‘This is GPODAWUND’. The phrase was soon trending as a hashtag on Twitter.
The Proofreader's Vocabulary Boost
Galeanthropy: noun. A mental condition of thinking that one has become a cat, usually manifest in the adoption of feline mannerisms and habits.
Tabloidese: noun. The language and style of writing characteristic of sensationalist tabloid journalism; also called ‘tabloid-speak’.
Quadragesimarian: noun. One who observes Lent.
(All words courtesy of The Phrontistery website)