There are ongoing debates on a certain aspect regarding blogs: should they be edited or not? Well, I wouldn’t mind someone double-checking my posts and pointing out mistakes that I make. Another solution would be having crucial enhancements for Word’s spell checker. What I do mind though is seeing online news sites with no proper editing.
It does not bother me that a blogger might misspell some words at times due to certain circumstances (of which lack of knowledge is the least common). I also don’t mind seeing that Slashdot has an entry in their FAQ explaining why there are some typos in their content, as Slashdot is mostly based on user submitted material.
But to see a word misspelled 10 times on a NewsFive is troubling. The article is available in Romanian only, but anyone can see the typo as they wrote “tsumani” instead of “tsunami”. And then there’s Hotnews. I usually like this site, but it is getting rather annoying to see them translate their articles into a language resembling secondary school English (beginners’ class). And I quote:
“the Black Sea is becoming into a major issue for Romania’s international stand.”
“While the Black Sea area is far from resempling the Atlantic area of collective security, the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the EU is expected to boost the interest of member states towards this region, which would involve a series of processes aimed at the development and strengthening of the regional economies.”
“Now, the Black Sea neighbors the EU thanks to littoral countries’, Tudor says.” - this one I really don't understand.
Original story here.
Tags: Journalism, Online Journalism, Spelling, Editors