Sunday, February 11, 2007
Don't you (Forget about me)
Tip of the hat to Words at Work for linking to this piece that makes a compelling case for the need for copy editing in the age of the Web. Here's the gist:
We in the newspaper business, human to a fault, make enough mistakes — typographical, factual and otherwise — in our editorial and advertising content with editing. The mind cringes in contemplation of the horrors that might be unleashed upon an unsuspecting public were no editor tending the gate, figurative blue pencil at the ready, to save us from ourselves.
Indeed, the immediacy of online journalism begs for more editing, not less. But our skills seems to be forgotten in the rush to put breaking news on the Web. That's a mistake.

For more discussion on that, check out the comment to this recent post.
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