Editor Humour: Toronto Star Blooper #editing #funny

Lovely error from the Toronto Star this morning — check out how much this dude has to pay in spousal support — $4 (when reading article further it’s actually $4 million).

VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Silvio Berlusconi will have to pay his 2nd wife Veronica Lario (L) $4 in their divorce settlement, according to a report. The former couple met in a dressing room in 1980 after Berlusconi saw Lario perform in a Milan theatre.

Editor Humour: Confessions of a Recovering Grammar Snob

Anyone who is an expert in their field can have a real superiority complex over those less informed. A copyeditor tends to enjoy catching published errors and grammar gaffes — especially when a writer feels their work is ready for publication without the benefit of an editor’s eyes. This article is from a “recovering grammar snob” — funny!

Literacy Privilege: How I Learned to Check Mine Instead of Making Fun of People’s Grammar on the Internet « Painting the Grey Area.