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#271864 - 06/24/14 01:11 AM Copy editing
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I just saw the following headline in Los Angeles times

Tsunami advisory, issued after 7.9 Alaska earthquake, is canceled

Canceling an earthquake
Why did no one think of that before

The byline for the article suggested to me that possibly the article was offshore outsourced. Of course it could also be an in experienced and they manage staff at the times. either explanation would be understandable given the extraordinary budget pressures at home news organizations face today


Edited by Ardy (06/24/14 01:22 AM)
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#271865 - 06/24/14 04:56 AM Re: Copy editing [Re: Ardy]
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Welp Ardy, the earthquake part is bracketed by commas - in theory, the sentence would read: Tsunami advisory is cancelled.

The "issued after 7.9 Alaska earthquake" is merely frilly sentence cake frosting.
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#271869 - 06/24/14 05:39 AM Re: Copy editing [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick

Welp Ardy, the earthquake part is bracketed by commas - in theory, the sentence would read: Tsunami advisory is cancelled.

The "issued after 7.9 Alaska earthquake" is merely frilly sentence cake frosting.


Yeah I know Rick
But it is still bad writing style
Being clear is the objective
Not being technically correct
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