The Daily Edit

MISTAKES RIPPED FROM THE ONLINE WORLD — PROOFREAD AND COPYEDITED TO MY SATISFACTION.

Grammatical errors, typos, spell-os, and crappy language pulled from the headlines, news, blogs, and advertising.

It’s bad out there, folks, and I intend to bring it to you.

From a Wikipedia entry: (Don’t you just want to make it better?)
Alternatively, the conversion may require processing by the use of a special conversion program, or it may involve a complex process of going through intermediary stages, or involving complex “exporting” and “importing” procedures, which may converting to and from a tab-delimited or comma-separated text file. In some cases, a program may recognise several data file formats at the data input stage and then is also capable of storing the output data in a number of different formats.
From a television network website:

If your a Manhattan resident and you want to get train on studio equipment for FREE call […].

Edited: If your‘re a Manhattan resident, and you want to get trained on studio equipment for FREE, call […].

From a website:

You shouldn’t have to pay someone to find a job! Working with a firm who’s fee is paid by the hi ring company is fine, but be wary of a company which wants YOU to pay them to find you the job.

Edited: You shouldn’t have to pay someone to find a job! Working with a firm whose fee is paid by the hiring company is fine, but be wary of a company which that wants YOU you to pay them for finding you a job. to find you the job.

From a website:

Investing in art is like investing in oxygen. You cannot loose.

Edited: Investing in art is like investing in oxygen. You cannot loose.

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What is it with menus?

From my local pizzeria:

Caesar Salad – Romaine Lettuce with Croutons, Graded Cheese (huh?)

Edited: Romaine lettuce with croutons, gradted cheese (It’s funny that every piece of food on their menu is capitalized – I guess it’s special, and they’re honoring the food.) 😉

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Lunch menu for Fred’s at Barneys Madison Avenue:

• Main Courses •

Fred’s beyond organic farm egg Omelette & Salad  $23
Daily omelette of Vermont, humanly raised, movable pen eggs
“They lay them because they want to not because they have too”

Edited: Daily omelette of humanely raised, movablepen, Vermont eggs
“They lay them because they want to not because they have too.

(You’d think that for a $23 omelette, they could get a better editor. I left the “movable-pen” in to give them the benefit of the doubt.)

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Ad for a web writer at NYU School of Professional Studies — 11.10.09

Please submit a rsum and several relevant writing samples or links. 

Edited: Please submit a resume and several relevant writing samples or links.

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Ad for an educational editor — 11.8.09:

The Marketing and Corporate Communications teams are jointlybuilding new capability as we seek to build greater awareness of thecompanys thought leadership in education. This person will primarilybe responsible for editorial including white papers, position papers,case studies, presentation proposals, presentations, some pressmaterials, social media and web content. He/she will consult with otherdepartmental teams and outside partners to ensure accuracy of contentand deliver a consistent and coherent verbal vocabulary across allwritten platforms, which may also include advertising and marketingcommunications such as digital content and collateral.

Edited: The Marketing and Corporate Communications teams are jointly_building new capabilityies as we seek to buildbring greater awareness of the_companys thought leadership in education. This person will primarily_be responsible for editorial, including white papers, position papers,_case studies, presentation proposals, presentations, some press_materials, social media and web content. He/she will consult with other_departmental teams and outside partners to ensure accuracy of content_and deliver a consistent and coherent verbal vocabulary across all_written platforms, which may also include advertising and marketing_communications, such as digital content and collateral materials.

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