Fear not, you can always get a job writing for AP

Subject: Fear not, you can always get a job writing for AP
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:43:29 -0500

Like many, I read the Yahoo news each morning. Much of it is obviously written without an editor overlooking the articles.


A typical line.

Goodman is being sued by Lili and William Wilson for the wrongful death of their son Scott Patrick Wilson,
who come home from college for his sister's birthday,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
and died in a car crash on Feb. 12, 2010.


Often the stories have sentence fragments, misspellings, and mixing of tense. I understand we all make mistakes, and considering this is a writer list, we (I) have our (my) share of them. But often ours are due to the nature of typing like we are in a conversation, fat fingering the keys, and quickly sending without looking over our work, where these AP articles are being published and should be reviewed before going public.

These must be those content writer jobs you see advertised on Craigslist constantly for insane wages.
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