Spellcheck can lead to some pretty embarrassing typos… You can still create a valid word, but it’s certainly not the one you were looking for, ” says Jeff Deck. Try leaving the “i” out of “recital, ” or the “l” out of “public,” he says. “We definitely need to then take a step back from our text and take the time to check over this the old-fashioned way.” Deck and his co-conspirator Benjamin Herson traveled the country correcting typos and blogging about their experiences, making both friends and enemies along the way. They’ve been called grammar vigilantes, but they say they’re not—they just want to live in a proofread world. They’ll be reading from their book documenting their journey, which, says Deck, does have one typo. He won’t say what it is, but gives a hint: it’s in a footnote. (Ella Christoph)
Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson read from their book, “The Great Typo Hunt,” August 30 at 7pm at Borders, 2817 North Clark.