Busy day yesterday. I started a website project in the morning, then put it aside to get a press release draft put together. But I watched myself drag my heels on that project. I wanted to get it done well and quickly, but I was tired. Once again, my thyroid hormone levels are down, so I’m “between dosages” so to speak. Today should be better now that I’m on a higher dose.
I hopped on the About Writing Squared forum a few times, too. We have some lively discussions going, and I wanted to check the progress as folks weighed in. Also, we have a feature on the forum called Tip of the Week and it was neat seeing how people are handling the “assignment” so to speak.
Today is International Freelancers Day as decided by the International Freelancers Academy. Sounds like a great line-up of folks giving presentations online – Peter Bowerman, Michael Stelzner, Chris Garrett, Jason Womack…. If you’re able, get on over and check it out. They say registration ended last night, but I suspect if you show up you may find a way in. If not, I’ll report some of the more interesting sessions here for you.
Seems like yesterday was a day for typos. The first was more of a grammar gaffe, which I’d heard on the radio. But the rest? All typos, and all interesting, to say the least.
Radio announcement I heard yesterday for a local event:
“There will be repelling firemen…”: You probably mean “rappelling” firemen, but I’m curious to see how many people leave because of those firemen and why. Do they smell? Tell bad jokes? Insult everyone?
Ad I received from a magazine:
Get a full year until October 15th: Worse, this was a corrected version of a prior email. I know what you mean, but perhaps you should say it correctly, because you can almost hear a few people saying “But that’s not a whole year! That’s less than a month!”
In an online sales ad:
Constructed in luxurious silk, this dress from DIANE von FURSTENBERG boasts a daringly low cowlneck and side tie belt.: Am I the only one envisioning a really low side-tie belt? It must be daring to try walking with a belt flapping around your ankles.
In an email offer from a publisher:
“The can subscribe by clicking the link below:”: The? The what? Oh, you mean they. That’s okay. I’ve made that mistake sometimes, too. However, my email didn’t go out to thousands of people at the same time promoting a magazine devoted to the publishing industry, for that might mean that proofreading is dead. Oh wait – it is. Never mind. Carry on…
Have you come across interesting typos or grammar gaffes lately?