The New York Public Library Needs a Proofreader [UPDATE]

Categories: NYPL

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The New York Public Library is the second largest library in the United States, and third largest in the world. It possesses over 53 million volumes, sees upward of 15 million visitors a year, and houses a Gutenberg Bible, a book that ushered in the dawn of mass media and widespread literacy. But even titans need spellcheck. A hawkeyed tipster pointed out an unfortunate error in a recent job posting at NYPL for a Creative Services Director: "This experienced marketing leader will direct all advertising, publications and graphics of The New York Pubic Library." Welcome to every copyeditor's worst nightmare.

Phone calls to the library about the error have gone unanswered, so as of press time the typo stands.

Update: The NYPL has gotten wise to the typo and corrected it, confirming that it was, of course, an honest mistake.

For posterity's sake, here's a screencap:

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The obligatory "creative services" joke goes here.

Send your story tips to the author, Raillan Brooks.



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1 comments
trishfitz
trishfitz

You could use a proofreader as well -- a "the" is missing from your first sentence (The New York Public Library is THE second largest library in the United States...").


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