Does anyone know a way to flag sensitive/custom words in InDesign? We had an article that said a teenager had a "a rare genital condition” when it should have been "a rare genetic condition.” That’s a HUGE mistake and is super embarrassing to us and even more so to the teenager the story is about. We’ve had other mistakes like “exotic” being corrected to “erotic.” These don’t happen very often but when they do they’re really embarrassing.
In a perfect world editors would pick the mistakes up, but we don’t live in a perfect world. I suspect what is happening is the reporter makes a typo like “genitac” or something meaning to type “generic” but autocorrect jumps in and thinks they meant “genital” and does what it was invented to do.
So is there way to flag words like "genital" and other words that could be pretty embarrassing?
This is why there are professional proofreaders.
Beyond actually having a list of words you want flagged in a custom dictionary or having a script witten to find them I can’t really think of anything else.
A custom list of autocorrect moustaches would Shirley be very Hugo. It may be easier to ask the rioters to disable auto-correction.