Inside the minds of some people there is a 8th-grade English teacher, trying to get out.
They see typos. Almost no one else does.
The typos bother them, grate at them, make their days miserable.
I know, because they write to me, begging me to quit making them.
I write 2,548 articles a year, minimum. Then I write at least one book. Sometimes two. Sometimes three.
Would-be English teachers write nothing. Instead, they read. And spot typos. And seethe.
I have two proofreaders for my GaryNorth.com articles (paid subscribers). For longer articles, I have three. They are all very good. But sometimes a typo evades them. The typo-spotters go into near cardiac arrest.
Their problem is this: few Web publishers will pay for this skill. The skill has only a few markets. The number of markets is shrinking. Conventional publishers are going out of business. They are facing competition from the Web: free! The Web tolerates more typos, because its volume is immense.
First, most readers do not see the typos. Second, those few who do see them really do not care. They will never read the piece again. They are after ideas, not closed quotation marks. Ideas motivate them. Or facts. They really do not care about typos. Why should they?
A Web article in a publication older than one issue is close to dead. But on sites like this one, the next issue is the next day.
Readers may post an article on Facebook. That keeps an article alive a little longer. But most articles are dead in a day.
So, be happy that typos do not bother you. Think of how miserable you would be. “So many typos, so little concern!”