Twitter user proofreading the NYTimes

The writing process cannot be avoided, especially in the “Paper of Record.”

Ringer piece on random Twitter guy taking it upon himself to proof the Times, just because. We all know what this man is like, he’s clearly that guy.

At the same time, the article points out the need to have a clear process set up for writing, and professional journalists have typos and errors. @nyttypos also says the reason he finds typos so fast is because he isn’t reading the pieces, but looking at the sentences.

Hate that guy! But that is the best advice for proofing at the final stages of the writing process – dont read the text, read the sentence.

https://www.theringer.com/2020/8/18/21372181/nytimes-typo-twitter-account-copy-editing?src=longreads

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