Typo by Design

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Holy needle and thread! I spotted this typo on a luxury clothes designer’s site in the sales copy for a garment. It was meant to say “crisp and clean,” but the “s” was accidentally omitted and it says, “crip” (Stop the gang violence.). An “a” is missing, too. It should say, “is a wardrobe staple.”

This is another instance when one missing or incorrect letter implies something un-PC (see earlier post Naughty Shorts).  Other things we do when writing that make it easy for the typo gremlins to invade:

  1. Rush. Give yourself plenty of time to check your work and time for others to check it, too.
  2. Rely completely on spell-check. Don’t get me wrong. Spell-check is a fantastic tool. But it doesn’t catch everything, like missing letters.
  3. Get cocky. We need checkpoints for all written communication – especially if it’s for the web. Use your spouse, friends, relatives, and so on to check your written statements.

Happy reading and writing, my friends!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. She is also an editor. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

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Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to msseanc@aol.com. They must be real pictures and not images in online links, as those might be doctored. I’m looking for the real McCoy. Conceal the company’s identity if possible. No sweat if you can’t. I’ll hide the name before I post it. We’re not looking to embarrass, but to educate.

Book Review: Charter to Redemption by D.J. Blackmore

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Title: Charter to Redemption
Author: D.J. Blackmore
Publisher: Even Before Publishing (May 1, 2014)
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction

Charter to Redemption is about Emma, a young girl betrothed to a man old enough to be her grandfather (Ick). Emma’s groom-to-be lies about his age and has many other personality warts. He kills without remorse and is afflicted with a compulsion to controls others – including her. The story turns on its axis when Emma meets a convict that saves her life when they are forced to flee their ship in a storm. As the story unfolds, we see how the convict actually demonstrates more integrity than her fiance. Unfortunately, people judge the convict by that lone skeleton in his closet.

Emma and the convict fall for each other, but cannot be together because of what society dictates…
Charter to Redemption features the juicy themes that make a fantastic tale: deception, unrequited love, forbidden love, rebellion, and more. Ms. Blackmore (below) seamlessly weaves all of these themes into a good read.
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Happy reading!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. She is also an editor. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

SpaghettiWords

Send me your typo images! Snap pictures and email them to msseanc@aol.com. They must be real pictures and not images in online links, as those might be doctored. I’m looking for the real McCoy. Conceal the company’s identity if possible. No sweat if you can’t. I’ll hide the name before I post it. We’re not looking to embarrass, but to educate.