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Reporters Don’t Need To Have Great Spelling [Headlines]

Reporters Don’t Need To Have Great Spelling [Headlines]

Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times suggests great spellers don't necessarily make the best reporters.

Caroline Ku
  • 19 july 2011

Virginia Heffernan takes to The New York Times‘ Opinionator blog with an essay about typos, namely the reasons for the increased amount of them appearing in print publications.

The general consensus isn’t that surprising. Basically, editors are doing things faster (always faster), reading fewer drafts, and missing small errors. Copy editors are fewer and further between. Writers, armed with word processors, are turning out longer drafts with less care. The Internet is to blame as well. Good reasons, but not exactly groundbreaking. Noah Davis/Business Insider.

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