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Chicago Manual of Style proofreading question February 2, 2012

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.
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Grant Hamilton shared this gem with the ATA Business Practices listserv this morning. It made me smile, so I wanted to share it.

I read this yesterday on the Chicago Manual of Style website and thought you might enjoy it, too:

Q. How do you recover from a real proofreading blooper—the kind that has everyone in gales and is terribly embarrassing?

A. Naturally, we have very little experience with this. Is there absolutely no way to blame it on someone else? If not, you probably should keep a low profile until it blows over. Lucky for you, proofreaders automatically have a fairly low profile.

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1. EP - February 3, 2012

That Chicago Manual of Style is a real killer. A real institution, I know, but too much of one, perhaps. Don’t get me wrong or anything, but I’m using mine as a door stop at the moment. <;-)

2. Carin Marais - February 7, 2012

Hi,

I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award – http://hersenskim.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

Jill (@bonnjill) - February 7, 2012

Thanks, Carin. I’m honored. (BTW, it’s “Musings” not “Rantings” – although I guess I do rant more than I muse…). I’ll be sure to check it out after tomorrow. I have way too many words to translate to do it today.


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