Intelligent advice from the Irish Times to aspiring young journalists:
Many a Schoolmag has hit the judges’ table corrupted by bad spelling and grammar. It’s like walking the red carpet in a designer dress and killer heels, but with spinach on your teeth.
Where the paper bucks a trend, though, is in suggesting students “appoint a sub-editor (or preferably two)”.
At a time that national newspapers – particularly in the UK – chuck copy online without editing it, it’s hard to imagine the young subs getting jobs in the newspaper industry.
Still, if they can spell, they could always get a job in copywriting – commercial clients are rather picky about the quality of the work they pay for.