Thursday, December 11, 2008

Key Word Missing In Gothamist Sentence

Surprisingly, the New York City-centric Gothamist blog features a copy error on--of all places--its Media Kit page. In the very paragraph containing laudatory quotes from The New York Times and Forbes magazine, the editors appear to have forgotten a key word in a sentence noting the blog's nominations for Bloggie Awards. If you will adjust your view to the second-to-last line of the paragraph, highlighted for your convenience in the screen shots below, you should readily recognize the mistake.

The text reads, "Gothamist has been several times for the annual Bloggie Awards." Has been what? "Nominated" is probably the word Gothamist editors are looking for. Good news. It's available and eager to be used.

Interestingly, the editors at Phillyist, a sister blog of Gothamist, recently began a little proofreading enterprise of their own. Its latest post exposes a spelling error on the Metro Philadelphia Web site. The Proofreader wishes Phillyist editors the best of luck in their venture and offers this caveat: while Phillyist makes a salient point about Metro (and others), that point is undermined a little by their own family's sloppy copy.

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