I Must Remember to Edit My Titles
There is only one thing I hate more than finding an error in my published piece of writing, that is finding an error in the title. Sometimes we can read through our work time and time again and not notice the most obvious mistakes. For me, this is usually because I read what I expect to be there, not the actual words on the page.
Because I'm a teacher people seem to think I should be immune from errors, but I make them even better than many. Some get fixed, some pass by unnoticed. But it's when I make an error in my title that I get really cross with myself. After all, that's what people see first, enabling them to make a decision whether to read the article or not.
I was mortified a short time ago to see an error in the title of the last piece I published - all fixed now, thanks to being able to edit. However, I do tend to have a tendency to read through the content looking for errors, but forget to check the title. Note to myself, always remember to check the title before pressing submit!
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