Two men who went around the country correcting typos on signs in public places–and ended up being convicted of vandalism for their good works–have been rewarded with a book deal about their exploits. Jeff Deck of Somerville, Mass. and Benjamin Herson, of Virginia Beach, Va blogged about their grammar-driven crusade as TEAL, the Typo Eradication Advancement League.
The pair were banned from the National Parks for a year and fined over $3,000 after using whiteout and a permanent marker to edit a sign on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2008. “The overreaction of the government probably helped us a lot in terms of getting this deal,” Herson tells UPI. “It’s one of those true lemonade-out-of-lemons stories.”
They reportedly landed a $150,000 advance to write “The Great Typo Hunt,” which will hit bookstores this summer.