Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I'm not one of those readers who flip out when they see a typo. I understand that mistakes are going to happen, and am pretty forgiving when they pop up in my reading. Yes, there are some typos that are unforgivable, though I have to tell you--I was in a class this last summer at the SCBWI LA conference where there was a question/answer session with a prominent editor. One woman became very heated when she asked the editor why there were typos in books. (Like, this woman was standing and waving her arms, yelling that it was careless that big publishers would allow such mistakes to be put in print)
The irony is, this woman kept saying "Grammical" errors. And the editor kept correcting, "You mean grammatical?"with an emphasis on the "t." Honestly, it was pretty intense and funny at the same time. The poor editor. And the poor woman who kept saying grammatical wrong! Miserable. Though I was surprised by her heated passion on the topic.
Education: Curses in liberal arts, computer science, and accounting.
Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store.
I am a rabid typist.
Proven ability to track down and correct erors.
Personal interests: Donating blood. 15 gallons so far.
Strengths: Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining composer.
I am loyal to my employer at all costs. Please feel free to respond to my resume on my office voicemail.
Cover letter: Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!
Do typos irritate you? Or do you breeze over them and not give them a second thought? Any funny typos you've encountered?
Red. Head. Out. :D