By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine
When we allow an error into the magazine, we hear from readers, and we had a doozy in the April issue — two actually. Subheads on page 28 that should have read “You’re at highest risk if . . .” and “You’re at less risk if . . .” both incorrectly used “Your” in place of “You’re.” Ouch. Responses from readers ranged from “Dudes, what were you thinking?” to “How could you?”
I’m not in the office right now — and don’t even have the technical clearance to syndicate a change to our article pages online — but I promise the online version will be fixed tomorrow (along with a headline that’s missing an apostrophe to indicate a possessive!) I’ll also look back at our paper record to see what happened. I’m guessing that, after the article was laid out in InDesign (our graphics program), one of us hurriedly and carelessly changed “Your risk is highest if . . .” to a wording that seemed more conversational. I can’t even bring myself to write the offending subheads here.
I know REALTORS® are dealing with issues today that are much weightier than your vs. you’re, but you have a right to expect a magazine that’s professionally edited. For those of you who wrote to us, thank you. We all share your desire to uphold the language, and we apologize for the errors.