Best copyeditor fail of all time (oh, and the new copyediting plugin is live Empire-wide!) #Staff Gossip#copyediting#editing#plugins January 14 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride So, there it was. Friday afternoon. I'm doing the final review of all the next week's posts for Offbeat Bride and Offbeat Home & Life just like I always do, catching typos (SALUTATION COMMA TITLE, BITCHES!), making random comments (Holy shit, this bride had serious commitment to sparkle motion!), and fixing production errors. Now, you need to know that each post goes through multiple editors' digital hands before I see it — first one of the site's editors produces it and edits it, and then Caroline, our copyeditor combs it over for typos before I do a final review. You also need to know that Caroline has a Master's Degree in American Studies. Then, you need to laugh at this: After mocking Caroline publicly on Twitter (best boss evar!?), she tweeted back: OMG I caught one of those after CTRL+V & I thought "could you imagine if that was porn and I didn't catch it" Can you imagine? You'd be there reading your Offbeat Bride wedding profile, "La la la, delicious catering, la la la, mom took care of all the floral arrangements ANAL FISTING THREESOMES WUT"!? In some ways, it'd be the most amazing bride profile ever. Oh, and a quick heads-up for the copyediting nerds in the house: our new Editz-replacing copyediting tool has been enabled across all the Empire blogs! You'll see the little "Suggest a copyedit" link at the end of this and all other Offbeat Empire articles. To learn more about how to use it, check this updated post. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dances in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Favorite comments: Snake pits and freaky kale NEXT Why the Offbeat Empire doesn't accept donations (and the two possible exceptions) Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] ARIEL HOW DID YOU KNOW MY BROWSER SEARCH HISTORY 7 agree I SEE ALL, including your anal fisting threesomes. 13 agree Ariel, I love you for making Donnie Darko references!!!!!! Ariel makes the best references ever. Period. Whenever one of my roommates can't come out to the bar with us we scream (playfully!) at her about her lack of commitment to Sparkle Motion. Honestly we should probably just call the apartment itself Sparkle Motion. 1 agrees ah-MAZ-ing!!!! Hahahaha oh man. Damn that control+v. 2 agree Hahahaha! It's the little things… 1 agrees That made my day 🙂 OMG this is so freaking fantastic. I legit LOL'd ROTFLMAO. Ages ago I caught a typo about a grad program for Chinese Nationalists instead of nationals. Pretty funny considering communism is supposedly really anti nationalist. Comments are closed.