The Million-Dollar Proofreader

Jonathan Crystal
Jonathan Crystal
CFO, Crystal & Company

“Yes, punctuation really matters.” And, no, that’s not just an argument with my teenager over his homework.

Here are some recent reminders of how much is at stake when it comes to accurate contractual and insurance policy language:

Going back a few more years, we see that a single comma, word or clause can put billions of dollars at risk:

Bottom Line: A reminder to hire good proofreaders and order a copy of Lynne Truss’s book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

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