And that’s why you proof your work

Here at Z2 we’ve made some mistakes. Like you, we’re only humans, and we do our best to get it right the first time, but that doesn’t always happen. One thing we actively do to prevent mistakes is check one another’s work. (In fact, I just asked Olivia if it should be anothers or another’s or anothers’ in that last sentence.)

I grew up in the world of print, where mistakes were a lot more costly, but even in the digital world, we do our best to get it right the first time. If you just spent 20 minutes rendering a video file, and then another 20 minutes exporting and compressing it, the last thing you want to see is a typo.

I’m going to assume that other agencies do the same thing, and as for freelancers, well, I hope they have a good solution to proof something before sending it off to a client. (It’s often hard to see your own mistakes, especially when you’ve been working on a project for so long you can’t look at it objectively anymore.)

That said, it looks like the folks at the post office could use a bit of help in the proofing department.

Wrong Photo

It seems when the USPS issued a Statue of Liberty stamp, they used the wrong photo.

The Statue of Liberty depicted on a USPS stamp is actually the one at Las Vegas’s New York-New York Casino, and not the original in New York Harbor.

Oops.

Remember kids, ask a friend to proof your work!

April 28, 2011 · Posted by in misc, photo  

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