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#286185 - 06/24/08 03:54 PM Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even  
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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 04:00 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: elbert]  
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Thanke Godd fore SPEL CHEQUE!!!

#286190 - 06/24/08 04:21 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: elbert]  
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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 04:25 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: deadserious]  
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LOL


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#286195 - 06/24/08 05:31 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: Scuba do]  
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And from one of Weingarten's buddies DB-
http://www.miamiherald.com/dave_barry/story/486389.html
laugh


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#286197 - 06/24/08 06:32 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: PalapaBob]  
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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 - 06/24/08 07:04 PM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: SP Daily]  
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smile

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#286229 - 06/25/08 12:01 AM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, even [Re: Ernie B]  
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I definetely need a Copyeditor. What is speel cheque any way?


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#286240 - 06/25/08 10:00 AM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, [Re: elbert]  
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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 11:28 AM Re: Read this. It's interesting and entertaining, [Re: Mikeywaz]  
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For most editors that was never said in the first place. wink


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