Awhile back I was looking for a graphic to use in a client’s ezine and stumbled upon this one. Even though this wasn’t what I was looking for, I knew right away something as amiss so I paused to really look at it. I had to spell the word three times, out loud, because I KNEW it was wrong but just could not believe my eyes. It actually WAS misspelled and was being sold on a stock photo site! And what’s worse is I don’t think it was being sold as an example of poor spelling… I really think no one caught on to it! I shudder to think how many people have purchased and used this graphic without catching the typo.
Please tell me you see what I’m talking about.
If you don’t… that’s okay. I won’t hold it against you. Do you know why? Because (and I know I’ve said this before) I don’t believe anyone is qualified to effectively proof read their own work! Me included! Anything I type that’s going to be seen by more than a handful of close relations gets proof read by a colleague and friend. Yes, I do proofread it myself before it goes to her, but I always feel better knowing “another set of eyes” has perused the copy before it goes out to the masses. And do you know what? She finds something, even a small something, more often than I would like to admit. [Read more…] about It Pains Me to Read Bad Copy