The authorities in charge of Yahoo! Makers should be careful about giving this writer free rein:
She needs the help of a competent editor — one who knows that a king may reign freely, but this writer shouldn’t have free rein.
Everyone makes mistakes. Even the best writers. And no writer working on a site as widely read as Yahoo! Makers should be given free rein to write without the benefit of an editor.
Giving writers free rein means that they can work unrestrained; giving them free reign means that they can rule the world without charge.
This writer for Yahoo! DIY needs to be reined in with the help of an editor:
She shouldn’t have free rein to write as she pleases; otherwise, homophonic errors will reign supreme.
For an entertaining description of the many equestrian words like rein that have entered our lexicon, see this blog post from Oxford Dictionaries.
This little paragraph from Yahoo! Movies brought back childhood memories for me:
I remember when there were no spell checkers. It was a time when we had to proofread our own writing. I remember, too, a tennis court where we would play tennis. I remember a basketball court where we would play basketball. But I don’t recall a foot court. What would you play there? Footsie? And I remember that when I was given free rein I was allowed to play without restraint.
If I could tell the writer for Yahoo! TV anything, I’d tell him to rein in his errors. I’d probably have to explain that a monarch reigns; the things you use to control a horse are reins:
I’d take this writer aside and tell him that even one error is too much. This is not too much; in fact, it’s one letter short of too much: