A Proofreading Exercise

    Here is a leaflet that was pushed through my door. I've copied it out exactly as it's printed except that I've removed the name of the company and their telephone number.
    You will see that the information is perfectly understandable and as a piece of communication it works adequately in getting over its message. However the number of mistakes does tend to make it seem rather unprofessional. See if you can spot all the errors and then try to write an improved version of the leaflet.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE There is an estimated 35,000 tones of rubbish abandoned in our homes, garages, sheds and yards. Last year 11480 tonne ended up on our streets and ally ways. We appreciate that a lot of people have not got the facilitys to get to there local tip as a result a free I.T. and metal collection service has been organized in conjunction with xxxxx waste collections for your area on THURSDAY 8 APRIL we hope that this gives you enough time to sort out anything that you would like to be taken away all you have to do is place any items mentioned out side your gate collection will start 9 oclock we will take away any computer equipment ie towers,printers,scanners,photocopiers,keyboards etc etc basically eny computer equipment you want taking away

    We will take away all your unwanted metal ie old cookers,washers,dryers, car batteries,old bicycles,lawnmowers, hovers basically anything with metal in it will be taken away for you free of charge the only exception to this is T,V,s, fridges and fridge freezers these items are classed as hazardous waste and will be taken away by contacting your local council the council will charge you for taking items away if you have any queries please do no hesitate to call us on xxxxxxxxxxxxxx this service is free all we ask is that you help us to keep your town tidy thank you for your time we hope you take advantage of this service

    After you've had a try at spotting the errors click here to see if you agree with me.
    After you've had a try at spotting the errors click here to see if you agree with me.

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