Happy National Punctuation Day!

CHRISTINE STEELE

A Story in Nicknames

Over the years, Christine has amassed a panoply of nicknames, each bestowed upon her in deference to her skill, tenacity, diplomacy and excellence. She loves her work and her work loves her back.


Here are a few of her lasting monikers:


Eagle Eyes Steele

Oracle of Copyediting

KinderSteele

Woman of Steele

Cascading Style Sheets 

(an HTML term with initials that mirror hers: CSS)

In addition to these unique and loving accolades, you might want to know that Christine loves the ampersand (&) and September 24th, otherwise known as National Punctuation Day. Don't be surprised if she sends you cookies with commas and semicolons on them!

 

GALLERY OF ERRORS & AMPERSANDS

Published typos and ampersands I have collected. Send me yours!

New Year's Eve typo! 2010
New Year's Eve typo! 2010
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Why proofing is important
Why proofing is important
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Vase with typo from new MI friend
Vase with typo from new MI friend
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trow instead of throw
trow instead of throw
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St Patty's Day problem
St Patty's Day problem
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Banampersand
Banampersand
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should be white birch
should be white birch
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Owners maual
Owners maual
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Popcorn bag typo
Popcorn bag typo
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Anybody need a mecanic?
Anybody need a mecanic?
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Salard bar
Salard bar
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saled
saled
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Scenes from Grosse Pointe - typos and Acronym wine
Scenes from Grosse Pointe - typos and Acronym wine
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love my new bag 9-2017
love my new bag 9-2017
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NJ gift shop typo
NJ gift shop typo
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And Life Goes On, from Anne M
And Life Goes On, from Anne M
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
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Found in downtown L.A.
Found in downtown L.A.
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Amped!
Amped!
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makeup store typo - Ulta, 4-14-17
makeup store typo - Ulta, 4-14-17
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from Marion, 2-2-16
from Marion, 2-2-16
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good blonde joke
good blonde joke
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groj sale, from mom
groj sale, from mom
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from my NJ cousin
from my NJ cousin
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bowl from Heather
bowl from Heather
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Grosse Pointe auto shop typo - 3-20-16
Grosse Pointe auto shop typo - 3-20-16
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Expensive food in Detroit LOL 5-8-16
Expensive food in Detroit LOL 5-8-16
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NYC Ampersand from Game Café
NYC Ampersand from Game Café
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free umbrella's
free umbrella's
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National Punctuation Day!
National Punctuation Day!
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from Maria in L.A. 4-28-17
from Maria in L.A. 4-28-17
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Closing doown
Closing doown
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Steele Yo' Self!
Steele Yo' Self!
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5-6-17, Rolls apostrophe s - no. In MI
5-6-17, Rolls apostrophe s - no. In MI
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Cellebration
Cellebration
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Breakfast typos in NJ 10-12-14
Breakfast typos in NJ 10-12-14
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at MI nail salon 8-27-16
at MI nail salon 8-27-16
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My pillow
My pillow
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LA going away party, 10-2015
LA going away party, 10-2015
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postcard
postcard
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Oh Yeah!
Oh Yeah!
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Shiny!
Shiny!
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from cousin Jen
from cousin Jen
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Out of business in NYC
Out of business in NYC
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For a little added holiday cheer!
For a little added holiday cheer!
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Scholarshops anyone?
Scholarshops anyone?
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Ten years of being stylish!
Ten years of being stylish!
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My awesome cheeseboard
My awesome cheeseboard
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WSJ typo - suprise!
WSJ typo - suprise!
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Ampersand
Ampersand
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TV show typo
TV show typo
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Detroit Prescritions
Detroit Prescritions
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& Store in Portland OR
& Store in Portland OR
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Ampersand Cat
Ampersand Cat
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I have such a passion for editing and punctuation that, over the years, I have collected images of published errors and my beloved ampersand. Friends, colleagues and clients send them to me all the time. Here is my collection. Have a look and please send me any you find in your travels. I will upload them here!