The Importance of Editing

Is Proofreading a Dying Art?

Essential to the business of publishing: editing, revisions, and proofreading. The captions that follow were received via an email, and albeit funny, they are “proof” there needs to be a diligent effort to portray the truth in a way that cannot be misconstrued to mean something entirely different. It’s all in the word position,  phrasing, and punctuation (if used, at all). That being said, we are all human and mistakes can happen. A good read out loud will catch anything so glaringly obvious. Have a good laugh – at an unknown somone’s expense, because source for the following is unknown. We don’t take credit, however funny, they may be…

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter When the Editorial Room was called, it took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.


Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says No crap, really? Ya think?


Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers Now that’s taking things a bit far!


Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over What a guy!


Miners Refuse to Work after Death No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!


Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant See if that works any better than a fair trial!


ar Dims Hope for Peace I can see where it might have that effect!


If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile Ya think?!


Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures Who would have thought!


Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide They may be on to something!


Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?


Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge He probably IS the battery charge!


New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group Weren’t they fat enough?!


Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft That’s what he gets for eating those beans!


Kids Make Nutritious Snacks Do they taste like chicken?


Local  High School Dropouts Cut in Half Chainsaw Massacre all over again!


Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors Boy, are they tall!


And the winner is……

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?



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