Posts tagged: corrections
Her name is misspelled in today's Slice column.
Also, I promised her I would use the name of one of her daughters. And that name is nowhere to be found in today's column.
I am out of the office and don't have her phone number, so I cannot call and express my regret.
The name misspelling was discovered last week. But apparently there was a breakdown in the usual protocols for making a fix. Same for my attempt to add the daughter's name.
The SR newsroom had a modest celebration Thursday to note a recent stretch of exemplary accuracy.
So naturally, in the next day's paper, my column spelled someone's name wrong.
(Insert bad word here.)
I did not learn about it until this morning. It's going to be my first correction since 2010, if memory serves.
Still. (Insert even worse word here.)
Someone I visited had a copy of a 2011 novel by a writing teacher who lived in Spokane 20 years ago.
Seeing it reminded me of time I spent with her while working on a feature story. This was just before she achieved national prominence.
She was perfectly pleasant and it was a fine reporting experience. She was quite gracious. But there was this one tiny moment of tension.
I was paging through some voluminous appendix to her CV and noticed a reference to a review of her work in the Cleveland newspaper. But instead of “The Plain Dealer,” it incorrectly said “The Plains Dealer.”
I pointed this out. She would want to know, right?
Not really. At least she didn't seem to appreciate hearing it from me.
Perhaps she simply assumed I didn't know what I was talking about. That happens to me a lot.