Here’s why you need to proofread before you publish: You don’t want your audience to think that they’re reading Yahoo! Finance, where headline writers drop words and never pick them up:
All writing serves a purpose. And the purpose of this article from Yahoo! Style may be to illustrate what not to do. First lesson: If you’re including names in your article, spell them correctly. It’s not enough to just misspell them in the same way. If you’re writing about Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Google her name.
Second, if you’re writing about editors-in-chief, don’t capitalize the title and don’t look like an idiot by forming the plural incorrectly. And make sure you’re confident enough in your English to include the article the in “in the second row” and “in the third row.”
Don’t follow the example of this gal. She’s nothing if not consistent. When she misspells a name like Stella Tennant, she sticks with it. None of this silly Googling a name to check the spelling:
Finally we encounter this gem, a sterling example of what not to do:
The takeaway: Read everything you write before you publish it. Read everything you write before you publish it.
People must be getting nervous over at Yahoo! Finance, and it’s affecting their work. It looks like a little p ran out of Mr. Trump:
And instead of merely appealing the EU tax decision, Apple will appeal against it, which might mean something to the writer, but to me means the writer is unfamiliar with English:
I don’t know why Apple will appeal the decision. Heck if I owed a $14.50 tax bill, I’d just pay it:
Maybe it’s the principle of the thing. Or maybe the stress is getting to those folks at Yahoo!.
Forget what you think you know about Michael Phelps, the Final Five U.S. gymnasts, and Simone Manuel. It’s all a hoax. The United States of America hasn’t won a medal in the Olympics since 2008. At least until this boxer came along:
The long drought of losses and disappointment at the Olympics is finally over. At least according to Yahoo!.
Ha-ha. I kid. The truth is, Mr. Hernandez won the first medal in boxing for the U.S. since 2008. It’s just a teensy, weensy, itsy, bitsy detail that some editor forgot to mention.
The editors at yahoo.com display a never-ending ability to make mistakes: