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Poor Editing #14329062 12/01/19
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I like the articles in Western Hunter Magazine. The editors, however, need to wake up. They have an article about the new proof research Cooper Rifle where they do a good background on Cooper firearms and its semi-custom rifle production. The writer takes a new Proof barreled rifle through its paces but they don't mention the caliber except that they used 168 grain Nosler Trophy Bullets. I don't know what to say about that. I think that both Elmer and Jack would both be pizzed. Elmer may not have been a grammarian but omitting the caliber of a rifle presented would be a cardinal sin. Jack would have straight up been livid.

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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14330610 12/02/19
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I noticed that as well. Re-scanned the article several times looking for any mention of the cartridge of the rifle tested. I believe the editor of that magazine is new; seems like they are getting more sloppy.

Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14330716 12/02/19
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There has been a problem with editors from other magazines for over 20 years. I think some just check for spelling and some don't even do that. There will be words where they shouldn't be and repeat sentences saying the exact same thing, but they are spelled correctly. In one gun magazine the editor was so disgusted with people writing in to correct his edits that he wrote a letter chastising them and said they could read his misspelled words and new what he was talking about and basically suck it up and quit complaining. Prier to the internet there were fewer mistakes.

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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14330784 12/02/19
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PRIOR to the internet. -Editor


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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14330788 12/02/19
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Yeah I just read an article in which the author sat with his pard in a Texas deer stand..javelinas showed up, pard wanted to...so he opened up and killed three. The limit is two...


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
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Re: Poor Editing [Re: Just a Hunter] #14331152 12/02/19
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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter

and said they could read his misspelled words and new what he was talking about and basically suck it up and quit complaining. Prier to the internet there were fewer mistakes.


"knew", ----, "Prior"

2nd Editor. whistle laugh laugh

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Too many times editing is left to spellcheck.


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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14331696 12/02/19
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Could happen two anyone.


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I knowed that!


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Re: Poor Editing [Re: jwall] #14332386 12/02/19
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Originally Posted by jwall
Originally Posted by Just a Hunter

and said they could read his misspelled words and new what he was talking about and basically suck it up and quit complaining. Prier to the internet there were fewer mistakes.


"knew", ----, "Prior"

2nd Editor. whistle laugh laugh

Having fun NOT making fun of ya.


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Ha! I new someone would comment on my post like that. I usually have my wife edit my stuff. My spellcheck didn't like "Prior " so I changed it to what you saw. Luckily I don't claim to be an editor.

Also, this sight is really slow and keeps cutting out so is very difficult to edit.

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Re: Poor Editing [Re: Just a Hunter] #14332686 12/02/19
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cool cool

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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14338551 12/05/19
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Re: Poor Editing [Re: Just a Hunter] #14341648 12/05/19
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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter
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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter

and said they could read his misspelled words and new what he was talking about and basically suck it up and quit complaining. Prier to the internet there were fewer mistakes.


"knew", ----, "Prior"

2nd Editor. whistle laugh laugh

Having fun NOT making fun of ya.


Jerry




Ha! I new someone would comment on my post like that. I usually have my wife edit my stuff. My spellcheck didn't like "Prior " so I changed it to what you saw. Luckily I don't claim to be an editor.

Also, this sight is really slow and keeps cutting out so is very difficult to edit.

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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14343157 12/06/19
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One of the unfortunate things that's happened in recent years is the cut-back of editorial staff at many magazines--the reason many now depend more on spellcheck.

However, computers have also made it easier to start a magazine, and many of the younger editors have never thought they really had to edit spelling or grammar because they grew up with computers--and also, for the same reason, didn't learn much in either high school or college.

One of the magazine companies I work for has gone through three copy editors in six months. Copy editors are specialists, tasked with catching spelling, grammar and even technical errors, which is an entirely different job than the head editor's, who is primarily concerned with whether an article will interest the magazine's readers. Good copy editors are relatively scarce--and getting scarcer, partly because they're usually older people, who started in the business before computers.


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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14343921 12/06/19
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Hunting magazines aren't the only publications that are suffering. Other magazines, books, and online materials are all feeling the effects. The written word is a casualty of the digital age.


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Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14371374 12/14/19
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A good editor has another value in helping a writer develop his wordsmith skills, abbreviate rather than bloviate and make suggestions on where a submission could be improved for the readership with expansion or contraction of some content. More like a director if you will.

Me and many others remain unfed by stories which exclude rifle and ammo details. As an old editor of mine, John Robinson, once told me, "No-one gives a damn how many flat tires you got or how screwed up your airport was, they want to know what you shot, what you shot it with and what happened after the shot". I have found that the absence of those features draws the most negative comment and promotes letting subscriptions slide.

The other negative is aligning advertising with an article. It permits the reader to assume the article is tainted to favor a product.
John


The Barnes X 400grainer was the very best of the best in .458 caliber but obviously more people made decisions from 2nd hand information otherwise the 400 grainer would still be on the shelves.
Re: Poor Editing [Re: kaboku68] #14371404 12/14/19
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What? You mean texting lingo is not acceptable in formal writings? I have a few friends who are professors and many of today's students feel such should be allowed.

My career was publish or perish, and agree or not, reviewer and editorial suggestions near always foster improvement.

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