PLEASE NOTE THIS CONTEST IS NOT ABOUT FINDING TYPOS ON WRITERSWEEKLY. PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY. SCREENSHOTS OF TYPOS FOUND ON MEDIA SITES ON THE INTERNET WILL BE POSTED TO FACEBOOK FOR THE CONTEST.
In high school, my journalism teacher, Karen Collins, used to give us extra credit if we could bring in examples of typos in print media. Since I had a knack for finding others’ spelling and punctuation mistakes, I consistently had a grade well over 100% in her class. And, my parents were perpetually annoyed by all the holes of text I’d ripped out of the newspaper. And, yes, I still have a knack for finding errors and my friends and family get SO annoyed when I notice theirs! I think they’d occasionally like to deck Mrs. Collins…
Anyway, ever since that fun exercise in Karen Collins’ awesome class, I’ve gotten excited (probably a bit TOO excited) when I find published errors. If it’s a website of a national news organization, I get positively giddy! My heart races, my fingers tingle… Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration (my managing editor here, Brian, will probably tell you that is NOT an exaggeration), but, needless to say, I’ve decided to share the glee with my fellow scribes, and put those dandies to good use!
Whenever I find a doozy now, I’ll be posting a photo or screenshot of it on my Facebook account. The first person to find the error (or errors), and to correctly describe the face palm when “replying” to my post on Facebook, will win a free book of their choice from BookLocker.com. Some days, we might even give away a free BookLocker.com publishing package!
If you want to play, and if you don’t already follow me on Facebook, please do! Please tell your friends about the new contest, too. It’ll be a hoot!!
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I’ll be posting the first blunder to my Facebook account later today. Have fun!
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Will there be a chance for your readers to submit as well? Your post came on the heels of a blunder I had to re-read on my Facebook feed from a Canadian “Trump-ish” businessman who is running for the leadership of a political party. Kevin O’Leary from TV’s Shark Tank is a shrewd businessman but he sure could use a communications advisor…He used there instead of their in a statement on Facebook to the party and the constituants addressing party membership cards.
Anyway, I’m the exact same way when it comes to grammar and spelling. So much so that I’ve been called a “Grammar Nazi”, a DICK-tionary, Pain-intheASSuarus. I’m inclined to think they were terms of endearment but who am I kidding…lol
If you really are a ‘Grammar Nazi’, I would like to talk to you about your rates for small and large projects.
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