The the Impotence of Proofreading

Poet Taylor Mali is my hero of the day. Here’s an excerpt from his poem “The the Impotence of Proofreading:”

Has this ever happened to you?
You work very horde on a paper for English clash
And then get a very glow raid (like a D or even a D=)
and all because you are the word1s liverwurst spoiler.
Proofreading your peppers is a matter of the the utmost impotence.

Eye in courage ewe two reed there set of it hear. Wait, scratch that. Even though Word’s spelling and grammar checker doesn’t see anything wrong with that sentence, of course it makes no sense whatsoever. For more great examples, I encourage you to read the rest of it here. You can also listen to the author read it in this YouTube video.

Now I doubt any of you write anywhere near that level. But everyone occasionally makes silly mistakes and typos.* To avoid potential embarrassment, hire a quality editor to edit (or at least proofread) your documents. It’s a matter of the utmost impotence.

*Even me! If you spot one on my site, participate in the “My Bad!” contest to get a discount on your next edit.


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