Monday, May 14, 2007

Why careful editing is SO important...

Look at the first sentence of the last paragraph in the article. It begins: "Anyone who wishes to contribute to the fun..."

Fun?

The cop was shot dead, poor man. Fun isnt what his family is having. Fun isnt what anybody is contributing to.

The word is FUND. Spell-check only tells you a word is spelt correctly. It doesnt tell you it's the wrong word for the context. Minor mistake, but in the circumstances it isnt funny one bit.

8 comments:

KiwiLax said...

exactly y i dont want to be an editor any longer. tired of this minor detail;-) want to do some big pic stuff;-)

brinda said...

they've corrected it... such is the power of your blog...

shyam said...

Gee: Good luck with it! :)

Brinda: One of these days you're going to do yourself some damage with that sharp tongue of yours! :P

Anonymous said...

It's "isn't", not "isnt" and "doesn't", not "doesnt".

shyam said...

Anon: Re your attitude: De-lurk. Be brave. I mean, yours wasnt even a nasty comment, so why be anonymous?

Re the content of your comment: I know it's "doesn't" and "isn't" - but this ISNT an internationally known news site, so I DONT have to be grammar- and punctuation-perfect.

ahiri said...

Nice blog !! Ammani and Swarna brought me here :)
happy writing .

nav said...

Shyam,

For starters, I think I badly need an editor :)) Came here through your blogger profile. Enjoyed reading your posts. I have tagged you with a booklist. Check it out here: http://keepsakethoughts.blogspot.com/2007/05/book-tag-contemporary-indian-authors.html

Cheers,
Nav

Meera said...

hey, why have you stopped blogging. are you on holiday or taking a break

mr218