Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

This list of errors is a wake-up call

By · Monday, June 22nd, 2015

In our introduction to Strategy 28 in “Think Like an Editor” — Edit for Accuracy — we share examples of the kinds of errors that can get published when accuracy is not top of mind. Even when you’re conscientious and focused, errors could just as easily occur when your correct information gets sabotaged by auto correct.

Scan our list. Then watch your own work as you type. In many cases, you’ll be glad you did.

Mistakes range from transposed letters and numbers to wrong information from a source. Sometimes editors do not recognize that something is wrong.

That’s how:

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That’s how: 

It’s not enough these days to ask editors to be diligent as the last defense against errors getting published. It’s a message for everyone.

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