4 thoughts on “We really need to start paying editors again”

  1. I used to be a copy editor and it’s rough looking at some of these “professional” web sites. I know times are tough–too tough to hire the likes of me–but you would think that they would manage to get the headlines right.

  2. Jay – I can’t even imagine that Summer interns are responsible for these ridiculous mistakes. It’s just a sad commentary on the state of education in the U.S.

  3. I’ve seen several recent headlines and news stories that obviously needed and didn’t get any copy editor’s attention before going onto the Web. I suspect the more it happens, the more it’s accepted as just one of those things that’s to be expected.

    Especially when money is tight, copy editors seem very expendable at many publications, print included.

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