There’s a lot more to proofreading than a basic spelling and grammar check, but what if this very first step goes wrong?

Take a look at some of the simplest proofing errors that have cost companies their reputations and staggering amounts of money.

Guys, if only you’d hired PaperTrue.

1) I seem to have run out of some, gotta pick up this pack! And it’s fresh, too.

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2) Wait, what?

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3) Context – Lance Armstrong (‘Tour de France’ legend) was implicated for drug abuse. But clearly, it was his usage of floor carpets that was the issue. #prioritiesdoneright

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4) It seems like too severe a punishment?

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5) Oh to finally have a job I love…

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6) You know what you’re thinking *winks*

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7) The importance of spacing summed up in one picture.

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8) Not sure what they’re selling, but I’m curious.

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9) It’s Original all right!

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10) The veterans will be honoured, truly.

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11) Just Googol it!

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