Posts tagged: news editing
Good evening, Netizens…
KREM-2 News needs a copy editor in the worst way. Quoting from their article titled: City of Spokane Responds to the Zehm lawsuit, I quote from the second paragraph:
The lawsuit, which names the city and nine police officers, was filed earlier this year and was recently amended by the plaintiffs. <SP> Attornys for Otto Zehm’s estate and his mother <SP>field the federal lawsuit in March. The suit claims police not only violated laws but state laws too, including Zehm’s right to privacy after his death.
Since this is the fourth or fifth time in as many days that I have found egregious and glaring use and spelling gaffes in their news copy, I cannot help but wonder what is going on at KREM-2. In these days, when nearly every word processor and some text editors have spell checking built in, you would assume that it would catch the misspelled word “Attornys”. Since the word “field” probably was a typographical misspelling of the word “filed” the spell checker would have done little good.
One hopes that eventually someone will rise from the rubble with a good working command of the King’s English or at least carefully edit the news on their web pages.