Proofing and punctuation hell

We just finished the design and installation of a time line for a Franciscan University. Highlights from their past 150 years now grace both sides of their main entry. They were thrilled and we’re very proud of it. The content was proofed by me, the PR director, his staff, the university President, two friars, and a host of others. Still, TWO misspelled words made it through. Lucky for us, our printer worked magic and the corrections are invisible. Stuff ┬álike this makes me crazy. Taking the time to write and speak properly is what separates us from, well, THEM. So I added the Sentence Sleuth to my blogroll (thanks to Jakes Take for the tip) and had to share this. Funny how a little comma can make all the difference.

(via Dweebist)

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6 Responses to “Proofing and punctuation hell”

  1. Jake P Says:

    Run, Grandpa, run! Thanks for the link love :)

    In addition to collecting all of those grammar/punctuation horrors, Bonnie a.k.a. Sentence Sleuth is an amazing proofreader–she can spot an inappropriately italicized comma at 50 yards!

  2. Herbie Says:

    I’d say 50% of the people I work with, or have worked with, can’t spell or have no idea what proper grammar is.

    Sadly, it’s not just the Millennials either.

  3. Bonnie Trenga Says:

    What do you mean, Jake! 100 yards at minimum! :)

  4. adchick Says:

    Bonnie! I am honored for your visit. Sentence Sleuth sets the bar high in fun and entertaining way!

  5. Andy Webb Says:

    Sentence Sleuth sets the bar high in “a” fun and entertaining way!

    Sorry, adchick, I couldn’t resist.

  6. adchick Says:

    Andy: Well, damn! I must have been on the second glass of cab and typing waaaay too fast. I am also the Queen of Exclamation Points. Have you noticed?!!!!! :)

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