I suffer from this affliction. Every time, and I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME I hit “send,” there’s an inevitable typo or something wrong with my submission. It truly is “the curse of the send button.”
The error is probably minor, but to someone like myself I can always see it glaring at me with its evil eye.
And it’s not like I haven’t read and reread it a million times through. I’m the queen of type A+++ and then some. (Honestly, if you’re looking for a neurotic chic who dots her i’s, I’m your gal! :))
Often, I end up with an error because I’m rushing. My day lives by the 3:00 o’clock pick-up deadline, and I want to obviously get things out before then. Patience has never been my thing!
When I was a legal editor, I worked on treatises. The beauty of a treatise is that aside from a HUGE error on the cover of the publication, treatises get updated. And you can always fix an error in the next release. (It’s not necessarily a good plan of action, but it does ease one’s mind.)
Do I have a cure for the curse? Slow down. Wait. Chill. But that’s so not my persona. I could also learn to live with the error instead of driving myself nuts.
In the long run, I keep my fingers crossed that it won’t really matter.
And of course if you also suffer from the curse, you can do what I often do. Follow up with an e-mail apology. Naturally that apology will have a typo in it! As will this post! D’oh!
 Since I’m such a good wife, I find it’s important to drive my husband nuts too!