Monday, February 17, 2014

Writing Wrongs

It’s a shame that newspapers and other publications these days have decided to cut costs by reducing the size of their proofreading staffs or do away with them altogether. That’s the reason you now see so many typographical errors plaguing the print media. I am pleased to see this woman stepping up to fix the problem, at least for Florida’s St. Augustine Record, but it’s damn shame she has to do it on a volunteer basis. Why must intelligent readers accept poorly copy-edited and proofread material, so corporate owners can pocket bigger profits?

READ MORE: Copy Editors’ Association Advises Vice to Hire a Copy Editor,” by Andrew Beaujon (Poynter).

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