Thursday, October 28, 2010

The The Impotence of Proof Reading

Ah yes, the endless proofreading of one's writing. Some times it is difficult to catch the little mistakes that can become big mistakes as this comedian shows in his video:

Bon Mot!


james.pyles said...

Can I just comment without watching the video? Even though I feel like I'm being careful, it usually takes me three or four passes before I find all of the typos and syntax errors. I don't know what it is, but I can think a piece of writing is perfect, walk away from it, then review it again in 30 minutes and find all sorts of stuff that needs to be changed.

Lyndsey Davis said...

You must be brilliant. I swear it takes two dozen passes and then reading it aloud and then backwards before I catch all my errors. And I always considered myself intelligent and well written. LOL