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.