31 July 2008

Subbing

Subbing… ewll, paparrently its easy to amek mistakes. A good sub must find them all and sort them out and make even the dodgiest writers read perfectly. But do writers always appreciate it? Fresh from reading media monkey’s account of Giles Coren’s excoriating email to his subs on The Times (they left out an indefinite article, god forbid!) which changed the tone of his entire piece and in fact, ruined his weekend, if not his life. So, it’s clearly a task we must take seriously. But I must say, I roared with laughter at some of the fabulous errors made by (unwitting?) journalists. My true geeky nature loves to find these published in the press. It seems like a small victory for the rest of us mere mortals

Author: Gemma

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