Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I think they need to *be* more careful about proofing their web copy...


Shakespeare said "To be, or not to be, that is the question..." In this instance, though, I think the question is "Where's the effin' verb?" or, more specifically, "Where's the be that's supposed to be there?"


Oh, Copyeditors Needed Now (or "CNN" for short)...this is just pathetic.


UPDATED: Just found this link (that links to the same article as "Photo may last of Lincoln before his death" does) on the Copyeditors Needed Now site. This one's no better. Awkward much? Sigh.

4 comments:

Bridgete said...

Okay. A quick glance at what you just wrote is all it takes. Really.

Although, I think half the problem is that most people don't have very good typing skills, so they're all staring at the keyboard instead of watching the screen. Personally, I catch most simple errors (such as this) by watching the screen.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I have shitty typing skills, too. I transpose letters allllll the time. I, too, catch my errors by watching the screen! :)

ChicagoLady said...

Ok, the first one is just bad, because of the missing "be". But the second one I can give a pass on, because they do need to keep their lead-in sentences short and to the point.

(And besides that, it doesn't look that bad to me, so I must really need to go back to grammar school.)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! After I re-read your comment, I wondered if I was being too picky about the second instance. I went back and re-read it...and it STILL made me wince! :)