Questions: Late-stage questions

August 31, 2006: Issue 154

“It got this far; it must be right.”

There’s an assumption guaranteed to cause trouble.

No matter how far along a story is—final proof, even color proof—question something that doesn’t feel right. A last-minute change might have introduced an error, or a mistake might have slipped past everyone ahead of you. There’s a reason our system calls for multiple edits, so go ahead and ask the question. It beats the heck out of asking yourself later, Why didn’t I check?

Back to Style on the Go Archive
Back to BHG Stylebook Table of Contents