4 Jul

Our profile book is done.  It was printed and delivered two days ago.  I showed it to some friends last night and everyone oohed and aahed.  And then someone found a typo.


I read that thing cover to cover ten times before I approved it to go to print. I read it in my head. I read it out loud. I read it slowly sounding out each word to make sure it was spelled correctly.   I sent that thing to so many people.  They found all sorts of other errors but not this one.  Another friend said she had looked at that exact sentence before because she really liked it and she never noticed.

Our instead of out.

An “r” instead of a “t” is all it took for me to go from happy to anxious.

I thought on July 8th, I would be dropping of my profiles to the agency.  I thought that was the day we would go on the books.

Now I have to read through the whole damn thing again.  I have to ask other people to read it again.  I have to make sure there are no other typos. I have to ask our wonderful designer to reprint that page.  I have to wait for delivery of that page and then we can send our profile in.

I’m so angry and upset with myself.  This could have been done already.  Monday, it could have been out of my hands.  Instead, on Monday I’ll still be focusing on this.

How did I miss it? How did everyone miss it?  When I look at the page now, it is ALL I see.  I can’t take my eyes off of it, it’s so glaringly obvious.  I checked the drafts.  It was wrong in the last TWO drafts.  So went through two rounds of edits missing it.

I’m so disappointed.  I know that a few days won’t make a difference but I just thought this was the end and now it’s not.


12 Responses to “Typo”

  1. chon July 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Ahh fuck. It always happens regardless. But Anna. You did it and I am hugely proud of you. Xx

    • Anna July 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

      Thanks, Chon! I’m still so annoyed with myself. I try to keep reminding myself that at most this pushes us back one week

  2. Feit Can Write July 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Drat. That is a stinger. Other than the typo, how did the profiles turn out?

    • Anna July 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

      Amazing. I love it. Except for the typo!

  3. SM July 4, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    That sucks! Besides this minor, small detail though you did get it done! It’ll be turned in before you know it!

    • Anna July 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      I hope so! Waiting to hear when the updated profiles will ship.

  4. Alicia July 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    So annoying! Could you drop off the current version to the agency and then when the new ones come in, bring them in and exchange them?

    I remember the timing of our letter/profile was causing me intense stress – like every moment that went by, I was missing out on opportunities for a match. I feel your pain.

    Hang in there. The hardest part of the application process is over!

    • Anna July 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

      The problem is that we have to supply 15 copies and they get distributed to all the branches of the agency. So it would be a pain to do that and then have to swap them out a week later! Plus we found two more typos. Ugh! Almost there.

  5. FCblacksheep July 4, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Honey, I write and edit for a living and there is ALWAYS a typo someone misses. It just sucks it was on something so important. Sounds like you’re over the hard part, so that’s good!

    • Anna July 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

      My friend made a good observation too. This is a bunch of different fonts in a bunch of different colors on a bunch of different backgrounds. It’s meant to be eye catching but when you’re trying to proofread, it distract your eye and so it’s harder than reading something black and white. Almost done though!

  6. Erin July 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Sigh, thats crappy. Fingers crossed everything moves fast once this snag is fixed

    • Anna July 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      Thanks! I hope so too. It’s annoying because this is the part where I felt I was in control. So I have no one to blame but myself!

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