Saturday, October 31, 2015

Passed vs Past

Should be past, not passed. It's even spelled correctly on the sign in the included photo.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Its vs It's

Won "its " game. The word "it's" (with an apostrophe) is a contraction for "it is".  An easy mistake to make, but also easy to catch if you proof-read your copy, especially for someone in the News business.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

An Extra "is"

She probably tried to re-word her sentence and missed an "is".

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Is Another Federal Agencies" - Huh?

So difficult to read. Perhaps it should have been "and other federal agencies", or maybe "is another federal agency".

Monday, October 26, 2015

If I Have to Read it Twice ...

Is he in the US illegally, or was he illegally arrested? A comma would help.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Who is Patricia Slow Head?

I shouldn't have to read a headline more than once to figure out what the story is about. A comma after Slow would help a lot.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Written by a 10-year-old?

The tweet is fine, but the article made my head explode. Who wrote the linked article? A 10-year-old? Certainly no one with a college degree in Journalism would let this go to press without at least a second set of eyes to proof-read it. There are so many typos and missing words I couldn't finish it.

And yes, I called them out on it on Twitter.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Misplaced Possessive Apostrophe?

I think this should be "Richmond teen's beating death", not "Richmond's teen beating death". Picky, but still ...

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sentenced To, or Sentenced In?

I think this should be "sentenced in". Picky, I know, but it didn't read right to me.
And in the article, "pleaded" or "pled"?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Got Spell-check?

Spell-check would have caught this ... present not presnent

Monday, October 12, 2015

Another vacant ... what?

According to the article, it was a vacant house.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Four Men By Poachers?

I have no idea what this means. The title of the linked article is the same. After reading the article, rangers were killed by poachers. (Sad.)

Thursday, October 8, 2015


Cover, not dover ... Later corrected after someone (not me) pointed it out to them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Could Be Reworded

This tweet makes it sound like the detective shot the Oregon shooter, then shot himself. What really happened is the detective shot the shooter before the shooter could shoot anyone else, or himself. Just a bit confusing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

What is a Critical Missing?

What is a "critical missing"? And I hope they find them.