Have you ever made a mistake? Congrats! You're a human being.
Unfortunately, human beings in my field get publicly called on the carpet when our mistakes show up in print. For example, Vanity Fair delighted in pointing out the editing error in a recent Time Inc. ad for Motto.
Along those same lines, I doubt that anyone at Vanity Fair will roll over dead when I point out, without glee, that there's a different kind of typo in their snarky story:
In addition to Motto, the company has been experimenting with other new ventures, such as a collaboration with entitled “Dear Basketball,” to be distributed on Sports Illustrated digital properties.
As I understand the rules of the road*, the collaboration isn't entitled to anything. It's titled. And yet the world rolls on.
I'm highlighting the Vanity Fair error to make a point -- not point a finger. We all make mistakes. The question is: Do we learn from them?
P.S. Thanks to Vanessa for this and a zillion other blog ideas!
*Writing about typos makes a writer twitch. I did double-check this rule in the AP Stylebook, in case you wondered. And I proofread this post about a million times and I'm still terrified you're going to find a typo.