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#286185 - 06/24/08 09:54 PM Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even
elbert Offline
Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even if you're not in the newspaper business.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/19/AR2008061902920.html
I'm more than a little shocked the Washington Post would say, "fat old Jewish ladies have often made good copyeditors."
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#286186 - 06/24/08 10:00 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: elbert]
SP Daily Offline
Thanke Godd fore SPEL CHEQUE!!!

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#286190 - 06/24/08 10:21 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: elbert]
deadserious Offline
Originally Posted By: elbert
I'm more than a little shocked the Washington Post would say, "fat old Jewish ladies have often made good copyeditors."


Well, the Washington Post is not one to shy away from the truth.
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#286191 - 06/24/08 10:25 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: deadserious]
Scuba do Offline
LOL
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#286195 - 06/24/08 11:31 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: Scuba do]
PalapaBob Offline
And from one of Weingarten's buddies DB-
http://www.miamiherald.com/dave_barry/story/486389.html
laugh
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#286197 - 06/25/08 12:32 AM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: PalapaBob]
pugwash Offline
From the aforementioned article:

The inessentialness of copy editors is underscored by the advent of sophisticated spellchecking systems which have introduced a hole new level of error-free proofreading.

Is "hole checking" a sexist comment aimed at the old fat Jewish Ladies, or did "Scoop" mean whole new level?
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#286200 - 06/25/08 01:04 AM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: SP Daily]
Ernie B Offline
smile


Edited by immissing (06/25/08 04:09 PM)
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#286229 - 06/25/08 06:01 AM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: Ernie B]
azbob Offline
I definetely need a Copyeditor. What is speel cheque any way?
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#286240 - 06/25/08 04:00 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, [Re: elbert]
Mikeywaz Offline
Great test of editing skills! My favorite line was: "No longer can we say that the editor's penis mightier than the sword."
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#286250 - 06/25/08 05:28 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, [Re: Mikeywaz]
Leah-Ann Offline
For most editors that was never said in the first place. wink
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