To improve your editing skills and sharpen your proofreading eyes, I like to ask you to Copy Edit the World. (See link on Assignments page under “Blog Posts and Other Assignments.”
For this assignment, you’ll look for typos, misspellings, word use errors, AP style errors and grammatical abominations found in everyday life. Posters, signs, greensheets, restaurant menus, church newsletters…the possibilities are endless.
You’ll need to submit 25 points worth of errors: the first 10 points are due by 9/25; the next 15 points are due by 10/15. You may submit them as submit hard copies or post them on your blog. Be sure to identify and correct the error(s) on each submission. You can submit photos of errors on large objects (like roadsigns, billboards and product packaging…and, yes, I have had students submit great examples of all three).