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Proof reading is such a tedious task

posted 23 Sept 2015, 02:26 by Sandra Kirby
Someone's worst nightmare happened this week.  
Calls to Thai restaurant in New Plymouth start first thing in Monday morning.  Rather than requests to book a table or order takeaway curry the staff are fielding calls about rubbish collection rules.  
New Plymouth Council printed new rubbish bags.  The rubbish bags are printed with lots of information - including a phone number for information.  Trouble was phone number was one digit out - giving you Thai restaurant instead of Council hotline.  With 2 million bags printed it's a lot of mistake repetition.  
As someone who often is asked to proof read material and for whom this skill does not come naturally it is something I fear.