The point I’m making is that in writing attention to detail is everything. Everyone makes mistakes, but the job of the sub-editor is to make the chance of this kind of error as minimal as possible.
As a freelance writer, my work will usually be subbed by those to whom I am submitting the piece. But who subs my blog posts? Me. I will go through it several times for sense, grammar and spelling before it is posted. I can’t guarantee I’ll get it right every time, but I’ll do my best.
There’s no substitute for attention to detail. At the risk of over-plugging my skills, I’d say it was something I’m quite good at. If you don’t trust yourself to do it, always get a second pair of eyes to give it the once over.
In the meantime, have a good chuckle at this headline, and thank your lucky stars it wasn’t down to you…..