Executed Endoscopists?





As proofreaders entrusted to edit our clients' writing, we have countless times encountered expressions that don't make much sense.

Example:
  •       Most endoscopists are executed cases per day.

The meaning of the above is unclear and the proofreader may have to second guess the author's intended message. If a proofreader is not careful, he/she may edit the above to read as:
  •         Many endoscopists are executed each day.

It is grammatically correct alright, but what kind of hospital executes its endoscopists?






The intended message could likely be this:


  • There are many endoscopic procedures performed each day.

Now that sounds much better, doesn't it?

And the endoscopists can now rest easy knowing that no hospitals actually want to execute them.