According to the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism & Mass Communications website, Doug Fisher, senior instructor writes that September is “be kind to editors and writers month.”
For those of us that desire to write for a living whether it is books, magazines or newspapers, there are times when a little empathy from others gives us that surge of energy to our batteries.
Doug Fisher also writes “many among us, as editors and educators, suffer from PGSS – Post Grammatic Stress Syndrome.”
Unfortunately, Fisher is correct.
As you read this newspaper, or any newspaper, don’t be too harsh in your frustration when you read a sentence that leaves you guessing.
It could be the result of too many late nights interviewing for stories, writing stories, editing stories, and just too much caffeine.
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