Monday, October 18, 2010

Editor, stat!

Editor, stat! (Definitely not stet.)

Yesterday afternoon, too tired to do anything else, I dragged a pile of magazines over to the sofa and started to read. First up: the Nov/Dec Archaeology Magazine. I didn't get to p. 5. They have a new editor-in-chief. If her editorial is anything to go by, she can neither spell nor delegate. It's riddled with errors; it's wooden; it's boring.

Three annoyances chosen at random: too many commas; at least one erroneous homophone; lots of passive construction.

I want to strangle someone. If I just had the energy...

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