Misspellings, typos, grammatical gaffes — they’re a formula for disaster. And they’re what you’ll find in this article on Yahoo! Shine.
Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Similac, is voluntarily recalling up to 5 million containers of formula. At least that’s what I think the writer meant:
(In the U.S., companies are singular, even if the name of the company contains a plural.) The writer probably also meant to spell Guam and stomachaches correctly. But I just guessin’.
I’m also guessin’ that she was going to complete this sentence, but got distracted by a shiny object:
Focusing her attention back on her writing, she probably meant to call the man by his real name — Vincent Iannelli. And she probably didn’t mean to omit the hyphen from Similac-branded:
So what do you do if your writing is less than stellar? If you can’t spot a typo? If you don’t know the difference between you’re (which is a contraction for you are) and your (which is a possessive pronoun)? If you don’t know how to use the correlative conjunction either…or to join like items?
I don’t know what you would do, but I’d ask for the help of an editor. Otherwise, this would just be a formula for a writing disaster.