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Topic # 98217 27-Feb-2012 09:53 Send private message

Your exercise in this short article, is to find two typos. Your time starts... now!

Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10788346

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Charles 'irritated' by distant Camilla
Sources say Camilla frequently 'escapes' to her old country house in the Cotswolds. Photo / Getty Images
Sources say Camilla frequently 'escapes' to her old country house in the Cotswolds. Photo / Getty Images

The pressures of public life are building for Prince Charles's wife, Camilla, who is leading a life increasingly separate from the future king, reports a British newspaper.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 64, regularly leaves Charles to "escape" to her old country house in the Cotswolds, her hairdresser and confidante, Jo Hansford, told the Daily Star.

"He (Charles) was born into it, she (Camilla) wasn't, she came into it much later in life," Hansford said of royal living and Camilla's handling of it some seven years after she married a prince.

"That escape is fantastic from her point of view."

When not scheduled for public engagements, Camilla travels to her country hideaway, where she spends time with her grandchildren and gardening, and she doesn't have to worry about her appearance or being hounded by photographers, said the report.

"This is causing concern about the future. She goes off at least once a week or every 10 days to escape," an unnamed royal aide told the Star.

"Charles is worried and irritated and has spoken to her ... at the moment he is prepared to put up with it, but there will come a time when he won't."

In the final months of 2012, Charles and Camilla are due to visit Australia as part of an international tour schedule by senior royals to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee.

The Star report said: "Camilla does not like long journeys or flying."

A spokesman for the Duchess denied she and Charles were undertaking an increasing number of individual engagements.

"They are not leading separate lives; they do joint engagements and individual engagements to maximise the impact the royals have," he said.

- AAP

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  Reply # 587228 27-Feb-2012 10:03 Send private message

schedule instead of scheduled?

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  Reply # 587233 27-Feb-2012 10:14 Send private message

I couldn't find any at all. And even if I could, that article was written by AAP and pulled off the wire by NZ Herald, they didn't write it.

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  Reply # 587234 27-Feb-2012 10:15 Send private message

three full-stops in one sentence? One after another that is




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  Reply # 587236 27-Feb-2012 10:18 Send private message

That's the problem with news wire automated publishing, there's so much content coming in that there's never enough time or resource to check it all. You have to rely on your editorial system importation method being reliable, but also on the source XML (assuming they're not still using ANPA) being accurate as well. Several layers of fail there if you get a bad story come through!

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  Reply # 587240 27-Feb-2012 10:27 Send private message

So you're telling me they don't have someone reviewing everything that they publish? What a shambles.

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  Reply # 587242 27-Feb-2012 10:31 Send private message

Haven't read it fully, just briefly skimmed.  But straight away picked up on incorrect comma usage.



The comma is supposed to be after the quotation marks:
He (Charles) was born into it, she (Camilla) wasn't, she came into it much later in life," 

Should be:
He (Charles) was born into it, she (Camilla) wasn't, she came into it much later in life",  


And also:
"That escape is fantastic from her point of view." 

Should be:
"That escape is fantastic from her point of view".


Since we use English, not American English, in this country!

I also notice several commas missing?




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  Reply # 587243 27-Feb-2012 10:44 Send private message

Apart from the grammar, spelling and hysterical headlines, my pet peeve is how often someone is quoted in the middle of the article but weren't previously introduced. Its like "insert random quote from unknown expert _here_".

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  Reply # 587244 27-Feb-2012 10:47 Send private message

talisker: So you're telling me they don't have someone reviewing everything that they publish? What a shambles.


I have no idea how they operate, but given the scale of their operation I suspect having someone read everything would be unfeasible.  The number of stories coming in on a newswire can total in the hundreds to thousands in a day.  Having someone siphon through that would be impossible so they likely have automated publishing based on keywords.  Add to that the number of different agency newswires (AP, AAP, Reuters, etc) and you quickly limit your scope for proofing.

That said I am sure any content they create themselves will be audited for quality so if any of that has errors then there's reason to be concerned :) 

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  Reply # 587247 27-Feb-2012 10:50 Send private message

semigeek: three full-stops in one sentence? One after another that is


That's the widely accepted way of indicating that content has been omitted for brevity.  There was likely a small novel in the original quote which was deemed unnecessary.

vinnieg: Haven't read it fully, just briefly skimmed.  But straight away picked up on incorrect comma usage. 



The comma is supposed to be after the quotation marks: 
He (Charles) was born into it, she (Camilla) wasn't, she came into it much later in life,"  

Should be: 
He (Charles) was born into it, she (Camilla) wasn't, she came into it much later in life",   


And also: 
"That escape is fantastic from her point of view."  

Should be: 
"That escape is fantastic from her point of view". 


Since we use English, not American English, in this country! 

I also notice several commas missing?


AAP is the Australian Agency Press, and I believe they use bastardised American English over there nowadays, so that would be correct.  

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  Reply # 587289 27-Feb-2012 12:05 Send private message

Australian Associated Press..

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  Reply # 587303 27-Feb-2012 12:28 Send private message

The NZ Herald ditched it's professional proof-readers in the 1980's.

I agree it is crap, but I gave up noticing a long time ago.

Is the Dominion Post any better?



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  Reply # 587416 27-Feb-2012 15:30 Send private message

You guys found more than I saw, plus this one:

"In the final months of 2012"... should've been 2011.

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  Reply # 587417 27-Feb-2012 15:36

heavenlywild: You guys found more than I saw, plus this one:

"In the final months of 2012"... should've been 2011.


I think you will find they do mean 2012, that being the year that we are currently living in.

I don't think it's really as bad as you are making out.  It's a bit of a fluff piece, but there are far worse examples of poor editing/writing than this one. 

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  Reply # 587428 27-Feb-2012 15:56 Send private message

heavenlywild:  should've been 2011.


Not unless they have a time machine. 




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  Reply # 587454 27-Feb-2012 16:54 Send private message

You are right, should be 2011... haha my bad. Well, speaking of fluff articles, there are plenty. Often I wonder if it's news or a lifestyle magazine.

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