Proofreaders/editors of DiS, unite!

About time we have a thread to complain about all the stupid shit people do when they write articles etc.

I’m editing one article now where every single line was punctured by a line break halfway through. As if he were writing a poem. But it’s not.

(I’m pretty sure this thread will be relevant for at least a couple of other posters, but if not, I’ll just use this thread to complain to myself in an attempt to get it all out of my system.)


Presumably he’s C&P’d it from a PDF or something that has fucked the formatting, rather than deliberately written it like that?

But I’ll add one: People Who put two spaces after a full stop.


It’s because they don’t get enough practise. The pedants and associated zingers of DiS have probably improved my grammar no end.

There’s a typo in your post, fyi. Bit embarrassing.

I will let you decide.

Reckon at least 40% of the people on here will be two stop wankers and will have Very Strong Opinions on why they’re right (“it’s how I was always taught!”)


This is my second language you insensitive bastard


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I was taught to do two stops (during 5 minute personal lessons on our primary school’s single computer), but it didn’t stick, thankfully.

Should actually be “five minute”, minute as in small, not as in a unit of time.

you what

It’s difficult that one. We have to write a lot of events and I always get a bit confused. So, say The Diser’s Arms are putting on a party! Or The Diser’s Arms is putting on a party! I think the former, as it’s more of a group of people, rather than the venue itself

This person has also pasted in some links to some stuff he’s talking about. For a print magazine.

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PSA: This is not a general grammar/spelling/typing thread and we don’t need to hear what everyone was taught in school.

misuse of the Oxford comma :rage:

Which sounds very clunky and overly formal for what we do

talking about bands sounds dumb when you use singular.

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Absolutely, you’re totally in the clear here. That was aimed at everyone who’s going to come in to tell us how good they are at grammar etc.

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Basically a non-job isn’t it? Oh I correct other people’s work. Just do your own.


sounds like you’re avoiding the question