Here’s some commentary from vlogger Richard Fowler, of The Richard Fowler Show, on a school in Moorhead, MN that has discovered a quite unfortunate spelling mistake on the front cover of their 2013 Yearbook. They have spelled the school name wrong. The cost to reprint the book is over $19,000 dollars, which means that the 2013 edition of the Yearbook will remain the way it is, misspellings and all.
This is a perfect example of why the proofreading stage must not be rushed, and your yearbook design project should always be proofread by at least one other person. Often times you can make a simple mistake, like this school, and not notice the error until it is too late. A printing error, especially on the cover, can run into the thousands of dollars to correct and as such, most schools would choose to not reprint the book. We have written a large number of articles for our Yearbooks Desktop help guide to help you through the proofing stage, which you can browse here. Unfortunately, no software or article is going to be able to detect when you spell a name incorrectly, so our best practice is once again to take as much time as you can in the proofing stage.
As Mr. Fowler says, “Always proofread. When you’re done proofreading, PROOFREAD AGAIN!”