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5 Easy Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work

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We all do it. Regardless of one’s stature in the PR community, whether one’s business card includes the letters “APR”, or the phrase “agency principal”, every flack has to serve as his/her own editor on occasion (facepalm implied).

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m thinking of getting myself checked into editing rehab for “cerebral flatulence”–or something like that.

I read each blog post at least once before submitting it, and I read my own releases twice. And yet, someone, somewhere always finds that one mistake that makes me feel like I’m just learning to overcome dyslexia. We all miss words because we wrote them, so in our heads everything is peachy.

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Oh Lesus Christ! Vatican Misses Editing on 6,000 Papal Medals.

Vatican_BoltThose of us whom actually adore the AP Stylebook are a nuisance to other flacks in the PR industry. My red pen is legendary with my co-workers. I’m not condescending or anything, but I really enjoy editing. From language to syntax, tonality to voice, these are good times.

And yes, I don’t have many friends, but I digress.

Understanding editing can actually be a gift for some people, you would think if one edited for say…God…you would really pay attention. At least I would for fear of finding a surge of instant energy in my behind.

Evidently, that’s not a large concern in Rome. The Vatican, to be more specific. I suppose when your boss is the Bishop of Rome (AKA Il Papa, The Pontiff, The Big Guy in the Sweet Ride, Pope Francis I), being killed for a minor edit wouldn’t become a bother because you don’t have far to go when you die.

So, enjoy this story from UPI. It discusses The Vatican having to recall 6,000 special medals meant to commemorate the inauguration of Pope Francis after a typo was discovered on the coin, misspelling Jesvs as “Lesvs.”

I don’t mean the “V”, which is Latin and they do things differently out of town. No, I mean jacking up the name of the Son of God. To wit, this story goes international and the Catholic News Service gets Interweb savvy and tweets it (thank you!)

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