Call For Citizen Proofreaders

Posted on May 4, 2012. Filed under: Public Relations, Ramblings | Tags: , , |


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A reader of the St Paul Pioneer Press asks online today, “Do newspapers do any proofreading anymore?”

My answer to him: newspapers today rely on readers like you to do their proofreading for them.

To that end it would do well for all readers everywhere to get copies of the Associated Press Stylebook — also available by subscription online at AP Stylebook Online — and The Chicago Manual of Style (online at Chicago Manual of Style). Study both diligently, commit vast portions of both to memory, and then do your jobs, readers of the world and proofread those newspaper stories and blogs! Do your work well, despite the low pay — well, no pay. Just consider yourselves citizen proofreaders. Doing your part to make for a more literate Internet.

Now get to it, youse proofers youse!


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