A bit ago, a helpful reader emailed me. She wondered if, in the post below this one, I meant to refer to the “county library director” instead of, as I had it, the “country library manager.”
I thanked her and made the correction.
But it's not my first stumble on that road.
About 35 years ago, at my first newspaper job, I wrote a profile of the county manager of Coconino County in Arizona. I suspect that particular piece of American journalism failed to make our newsstand sales skyrocket that day.
Anyway, right there at the beginning, I called him the “country manager.”
And my overworked editor failed to catch it.
But I didn't even realize I had made that mistake until I bumped into the subject of that profile and he thanked me for the promotion.