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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by fishwrapper, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I work at a decent paper. This just hit my personal inbox.
    So, it took some effort on the front end. "As is" except for X's and [].
    Oh, Jesus...help me/us.

    Dear Mr. Xxxxxxx (Xxxxx Sports),

    My name is Xxxx and Iam a recent graduate of [Unconscious State]. I wrote covered sports at the [USU] newspaper for a year. I was curious about the posibilities within the sports department at the Xxxxxx Xxxxxx if looking break in. Any other and all advice that could be given would also be great. Thanks for your time.

    Xxxxx Xxxxxxx
  2. BertoltBrecht

    BertoltBrecht Member

    besides the subjects, is that word-for-word?
  3. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Yikes! Did you reply and point out all the mistakes? I would.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    As is, word for word...
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Point out his mistakes?
    Fuck me. That one email has done it. I just resigned.
    I can't do this anymore. I just can't ;)
  6. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member


    Like the enthusiasm, but you aren't impressing anyone with such horrid spelling and sentence structure.
  7. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    So is he planning to burgle you?
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    You're missing an E-mail. It should be two in the Inbox, one in the Outbox.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    There is only one appropriate response:

  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Don't think he would work out at the Plain Dealer.
  11. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    One time I was really drunk and I burgled this girl ... nevermind.
  12. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Seriously. Point them out. You'd be doing him a big favor. He needs to know that he has to be be extra careful and proofread those letters.
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