30 January 2012

Another Attempt at Error Correction

Smith-Corona Skyriter

This is my Smith-Corona Skyriter which was used to type the above post (and another on this blog).


Smith-Corona Skyriter

As you may notice, I crop the scans to make them fit better. I reuse paper a lot to save paper. Scanning and copying are great ways to maximise the use of the typewriter especially with some form of error correction. The correction pen is on the left in the photo above.

3 comments:

  1. The correction pen seems like a good idea. The resulting post is very neat!

    I still have quite a few sheets of that old KOR-REC-COPY squares of correction paper, which I have to cut up into small strips to use on my typewriters. It is sometimes very awkward to hold the strip with one hand and type with the other. But I'll continue to use it until it's gone.

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  2. Good points. The correction pen's tip often petrify with dried correction fluid after much use, so I don't really like them.
    I also have a few tiny sheets of Tipp-Ex paper, but the powder they give off is a bit messy, so I usually just mark my errors with slashes.

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  3. Nice post. I always liked the Kor-rec-type (may be the same as Cameron's. Just a different name.) strips and liquid paper strips that were made the same. Very little mess and not too hard to use. Good old typewriter erasers work if the paper is heavy enough. I always found it too much work to move the carriage so the dust did not fall into the machine. Cropping photos is fine. I do it also.

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