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MSW Editor?

Postby Perran » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Ed Temperley

Do you read your articles before publishing?


http://magicseaweed.com/news/kai-lenny- ... ion/10379/
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Black » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Often errors in articles. Proofreader needs sacking if there is one.
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Perran » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:49 pm

How about taking responsibility for lackadaisical journalism?

Why sack a proof reader when the 'editor' cannot write coherent sentences.
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby danny1 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:43 pm

show us some of your writing please perran?
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Perran » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:44 pm

And how will that help you?
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby danny1 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:01 pm

you are offering to help me?
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby johnjohn » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:04 am

Fight!

Already great use of passive aggression, and a good chance this could develop into a fierce apostrophe off...
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby roberdy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:32 pm

Perran wrote:How about taking responsibility for lackadaisical journalism?

Why sack a proof reader when the 'editor' cannot write coherent sentences.


Perran, I've read the article, it feels like it has been transcribed from the spoken word which is not an easy task, especially if you want to keep the spirit of the original dialogue. However, apart from a couple of poorly constructed sentences, which would make perfect sense in SW vernacular (which with a name like Perran you must be pretty familiar with unless you are another English blow-in), I am struggling to see where the "lackadaisical journalism" accusation is coming from.

As noted by Danny above, maybe you can establish your credentials for such accusation but submitting some of your journalistic efforts for the MSW Forum team to peer review?
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Perran » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:11 am

The thrust of the article is fine.
I was just pointing out that it needed to be 'edited' not critiquing the content.
The first draft that was published was diabolical, with prolific 'typos' and mistakes.
Anyone who read the first draft that was posted would agree.
The comments on Facebook were far harsher than anything I posted here.

It has been changed / edited and that's a good thing.
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Black » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:01 am

roberdy wrote:
Perran wrote:How about taking responsibility for lackadaisical journalism?

Why sack a proof reader when the 'editor' cannot write coherent sentences.


Perran, I've read the article, it feels like it has been transcribed from the spoken word which is not an easy task, especially if you want to keep the spirit of the original dialogue. However, apart from a couple of poorly constructed sentences, which would make perfect sense in SW vernacular (which with a name like Perran you must be pretty familiar with unless you are another English blow-in), I am struggling to see where the "lackadaisical journalism" accusation is coming from.

As noted by Danny above, maybe you can establish your credentials for such accusation but submitting some of your journalistic efforts for the MSW Forum team to peer review?

Why are msw articles aimed only at people who understand the SW vernacular??? "another English blow-in" - where are you? :P
You don't need to be a journalist or proven accomplished writer to see poor spelling or comprehension, you just need to understand English. To use that argument is idiotic, its like saying you can't tell sour milk unless you're a chef.

Not being very good at English myself I spell-checked this and hey guess what, no longer any spelling mistakes. :p
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Philshoz » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:30 pm

Perran wrote:The thrust of the article is fine.
I was just pointing out that it need to be 'edited' not critiquing the content.
The first draft that was published was diabolical, with proflic 'typos' and mistakes.
Anyone who read the first draft that was posted would agree.
The comments on Facebook were far harsher than anything I posted here.

It has been changed / edited and that's a good thing.


:oops: only joking. It's been done to me before now.
I am totally with you on the bad grammar/spelling these days.
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Perran » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:19 pm

Philshoz, thanks for pointing that out. I've corrected it now.
Must of slipped through the proof reading! :lol:
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Chris F » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:54 pm

"Must of slipped through"

I hope this was deliberate.
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Philshoz » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:40 pm

Must have been.....

At last we have a summer thread to get our teeth into.
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby JayP » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:37 pm

This article is much more highbrow. And apparently there's some writing an stuff in it too....

http://magicseaweed.com/news/meet-surfb ... ert/10380/
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Black » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:14 pm

JayP wrote:This article is much more highbrow. And apparently there's some writing an stuff in it too....

http://magicseaweed.com/news/meet-surfb ... ert/10380/

And "Halycon Lines" obviously should be Halcyon Lines - jeezus!
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Perran » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:35 pm

Off course I should of noticed that!
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby danny1 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:32 pm

this is fucking genius writing
If there’s one trait that characterises millennial’s work ethic, it’s the side hustle. Everyone punches a clock at some point, but its the work done before and after the 9-to-5, where the career dreams truly lie.


boom....just seen that Hack your suring article too....
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby roberdy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Black wrote:
roberdy wrote:
Perran wrote:How about taking responsibility for lackadaisical journalism?

Why sack a proof reader when the 'editor' cannot write coherent sentences.


Perran, I've read the article, it feels like it has been transcribed from the spoken word which is not an easy task, especially if you want to keep the spirit of the original dialogue. However, apart from a couple of poorly constructed sentences, which would make perfect sense in SW vernacular (which with a name like Perran you must be pretty familiar with unless you are another English blow-in), I am struggling to see where the "lackadaisical journalism" accusation is coming from.

As noted by Danny above, maybe you can establish your credentials for such accusation by submitting some of your journalistic efforts for the MSW Forum team to peer review?

Why are msw articles aimed only at people who understand the SW vernacular??? "another English blow-in" - where are you? :P
You don't need to be a journalist or proven accomplished writer to see poor spelling or comprehension, you just need to understand English. To use that argument is idiotic, its like saying you can't tell sour milk unless you're a chef.

Not being very good at English myself I spell-checked this and hey guess what, no longer any spelling mistakes. :p
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I said that a couple of sentences in THIS article make sense in the SW vernacular, how did that become every article on MSW?

I am in Oz, a Cornish blow-in here thanks. Everyone has pretty much blown in from somewhere, apart from maybe those folks that were 50k years ago.

And yeah you may be correct that it doesn't take a hack to spot shit writing and spelling, I may have been on the wind up...
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Re: MSW Editor?

Postby Chris F » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:17 am

Credit where credit is due, I thought this was really useful

http://magicseaweed.com/news/first-aid- ... elp/10403/

although scenario 3 is unlikely in Scotland.
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