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
Why proofing is important
Why proofing is important
Vase with typo from new MI friend
Vase with typo from new MI friend
trow instead of throw
trow instead of throw
St Patty's Day problem
St Patty's Day problem
Banampersand
Banampersand
should be white birch
should be white birch
Owners maual
Owners maual
Popcorn bag typo
Popcorn bag typo
Anybody need a mecanic?
Anybody need a mecanic?
Salard bar
Salard bar
saled
saled
Scenes from Grosse Pointe - typos and Acronym wine
Scenes from Grosse Pointe - typos and Acronym wine
love my new bag 9-2017
love my new bag 9-2017
NJ gift shop typo
NJ gift shop typo
And Life Goes On, from Anne M
And Life Goes On, from Anne M
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Found in downtown L.A.
Found in downtown L.A.
Amped!
Amped!
makeup store typo - Ulta, 4-14-17
makeup store typo - Ulta, 4-14-17
from Marion, 2-2-16
from Marion, 2-2-16
good blonde joke
good blonde joke
groj sale, from mom
groj sale, from mom
from my NJ cousin
from my NJ cousin
bowl from Heather
bowl from Heather
Grosse Pointe auto shop typo - 3-20-16
Grosse Pointe auto shop typo - 3-20-16
Expensive food in Detroit LOL 5-8-16
Expensive food in Detroit LOL 5-8-16
NYC Ampersand from Game Café
NYC Ampersand from Game Café
free umbrella's
free umbrella's
National Punctuation Day!
National Punctuation Day!
from Maria in L.A. 4-28-17
from Maria in L.A. 4-28-17
Closing doown
Closing doown
Steele Yo' Self!
Steele Yo' Self!
5-6-17, Rolls apostrophe s - no. In MI
5-6-17, Rolls apostrophe s - no. In MI
Cellebration
Cellebration
Breakfast typos in NJ 10-12-14
Breakfast typos in NJ 10-12-14
at MI nail salon 8-27-16
at MI nail salon 8-27-16
My pillow
My pillow
LA going away party, 10-2015
LA going away party, 10-2015
postcard
postcard
Oh Yeah!
Oh Yeah!
Shiny!
Shiny!
from cousin Jen
from cousin Jen
Out of business in NYC
Out of business in NYC
For a little added holiday cheer!
For a little added holiday cheer!
Scholarshops anyone?
Scholarshops anyone?
Ten years of being stylish!
Ten years of being stylish!
My awesome cheeseboard
My awesome cheeseboard
WSJ typo - suprise!
WSJ typo - suprise!
Ampersand
Ampersand
TV show typo
TV show typo
Detroit Prescritions
Detroit Prescritions
& Store in Portland OR
& Store in Portland OR
Ampersand Cat
Ampersand Cat

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!