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Who needs copy editors? This guy ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FreddiePatek, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Sorry if this is a D_B, but it was a hoot. Make sure you read this to the end:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/20/AR2008062002089.html
     
  2. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I like "penis mightier than the sword."
     
  3. I know a few quality copy editors who would have caught every mistake and not seen the joke.
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I know one who not only would not have gotten the joke, he would have spent 20 minutes screaming at the columnist for all the mistakes.
     
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Wiengarten, outstanding as yoosual.
     
  6. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    Sad when that's still cleaner than some folks I've worked with in the past.
     
  7. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Brilliant.
     
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    That fucking rocked.

    Thanks for posting, Freddie.
     
  9. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    Wow...that was fantastic
     
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    To this day, I remain proud to say that my desk once was in the approximate vicinity as Weingarten's.
     
  11. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    That column really was a fantastic way to give copyeds everywhere their just props
     
  12. jaredk

    jaredk Member

    As Weingarten's corrections would point out ...
    "Copyeds" should be "copy eds."
    The sentence needs a period.
    :)
     
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