Proof That I Need to Proof.
While my ability to touch type has improved, it is not perfect. In a bid to expedite the process of getting some letters out, I decided to type out a letter to my editor last Thursday evening without going through the process of doing the draft first. I made a carbon copy of the letter.
After putting the original in the mail, I took a few minutes to reread the letter. I was appalled at the number of typos. The letter was only three and a half pages long.
Some of the following errors are not typos as such but just the wrong word or tense.
"Part of it is I have not being
feeling..." s.b. been
"Let me get to your latest later
." s.b. letter
I am sure... s.b. WhileTHanks
for returning...." s.b. Thanks
...actually has something to caring to
say to me ... (drop the to
..sending unwanted mail to his with
and that... s.b. wife
how AIDS really has put a damper on random sex." s.b. God
...there is not way do
I want..." (drop the do
have to...." s.b. do
I have been feeling emotional
adrift." s.b. emotionally
There are a few more plurals that are missing and an awkward phrase here and there.
Need to be more diligent in my typing and remember that just because one has a spell checker, the writing still needs to be proofed by a human being. Mind over bits...
Hopefully my mind does not go to bits.