As writers for a literacy software company, we’re doubly conscious of typos, grammar gaffes, and other unfortunate slip-ups of script. And when they happen in an educational setting, it smarts all the worse. Perhaps you heard about the botched diplomas that thousands of graduating seniors received last week.

Or this very, ahem, public embarrassment that a university in Texas experienced.

Mistakes happen. I’m not pointing fingers. But as a writer—and one that works in education—funny blunders like these are always a reminder to be ever vigilant when writing and proofing copy. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to double-check my spelling of “embarrassment.”