Help Wanted: Good Editors

April 10, 2007 by

I couldn’t help but give everyone a good solid example of how little mistakes become big ones. The Dallas News Religion Blog reported on a press release blunder for a new book, The Spiritual Fragrance of a Woman. I quote the press release:

“Many are comparing the books popularity to Bishop T.D. Jakes’ “Woman, Thou Art Loose.”

Oops! I guess a little editing would have gone a long way to fix the numerous mistakes in the release, especially that big one. I can’t imagine Bishop Jakes would have had the same success with this title. From the perspective of an optimist, at least it’s free press, right? (link via Monday Morning Insight)

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Joshua Cody

Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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7 Responses to “Help Wanted: Good Editors”

  • Jason
    April 10, 2007

    That is so painful!! And so true!
    Recently our church was doing an art show with the hopes of building some relationships with the creative community here…and in an interview with a local newspaper we had described how we wanted to make the show as inclusive as possible.
    Wouldn’t you know it- the ONE WORD they got wrong in the whole interview….
    they changed inclusive to EXCLUSIVE! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  • Brad
    April 10, 2007

    To the contrary, I think a book by that title would do far better! ;-)

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  • Mean Dean
    April 10, 2007

    Signs and blunders … yeah … I’m sure if we put our collective chruch bulletins together we’d find some other funnies as well.

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  • st. Mars
    April 10, 2007

    Two of my fav shows are FHV & Jay Leno’s headlines….thanks Tivo!

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  • Chris Busch
    April 16, 2007

    It should be book’s instead of books.
    And, I think there should be a comma between the author’s name and book title.

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  • Christopher J
    August 13, 2007

    My Church is looking for a editor to convert Cd’s into written form. this way it could be edited into a book.
    this seems alittle far fetched but im sure someone will know to make this happen

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  • Perfumes
    August 14, 2008

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