While this article doesn’t make me proud to be a Badger, it does vindicate me as a proofreader.
In this edition of Find the Typos, I used an excerpt from a New York Times article written by the actress, who’s known for her work in movies such as “Saving Silverman” and “The Whole Nine Yards.”
I found this article so entertaining, I thought it would be a shame if I let it slip by without using it as a didactic tool. Here’s how it works: I create typos in the original article, and you catch them. Then you check your answers in the non-typo-ridden version at the bottom of the page.
The text below is rife with typos, and your job is to find ’em. The original, non-typo-laden version is at the bottom with corrected mistakes highlighted in red. No cheating by putting the text through spellcheck!
From “As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth” published in the New York Times:
Whether you’re a professional proofreader, an eager job applicant, or an employee sending daily intracompany emails, it’s your cruelest enemy: the typo. The worst types of typos aren’t even the once-in-a-lifetime embarrassing ones, such as “Whenever I have a moment to shit down and think, I know it’s love,” but those everyday ones, like writing “like” twice or forgetting an “an.”