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Apr 1, 2009
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Hi there

Sorry to be a pedant, but the typos seem to be getting worse and worse, do you only employ ex guardian journos? (just a joke)

check out:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pozzato-and-paolini-dropped-from-katusha-giro-ditalia-squad

and

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fut...ga-pharma-lotto-and-gilbert-despite-liege-win

First one is an obvious spell check error second is just bad. As someone who recently sent an email to the entire company stating that Q2 performance was raping (ramping) up nicely, I understand the danger of spell check but they do seem to be adding up on the cycling news site.
 
Jun 19, 2010
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Seriously!

I've often considered writing letters to the editor about this.

I understand that copy writers are under time constraints, but the quality and quantity of typos are unacceptable, especially considering cyclingnews is one of the most followed cycling websites. Get a better copy editor. Or, failing that, hire an intern to proof read the articles (they're virtually free). It's been bad since I started following cycling news back in 2003, but with all the spiffing up of layout and the increased revenues from advertising, I'd think they could hire people to produce cleaner, if not higher quality, writing.

The worst is when sources are quoted with typos because it not only reflects poorly on the author of the article, but could have more severe consequences for the quoted source.

From time to time I'll notice higher quality writing and editing, but it seems those writers tend to move on.
 
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Some cycling sites are better, some are worse when it comes to typos. Cyclingnews is among the worse.

Another fun example of why you should always read whatever you copy-paste first:
Les 20 coureurs dont l'arrivée à été officialisée jusqu'à présent : Frank et Andy Schleck, Daniele Bennati, Will Clarke, Stefan Denifl, Brice Feillu, Jakob Fuglsang, Linus Gerdemann, Dominic Klemme, Maxime Monfort, Giacomo Nizzolo, Stuart O'Grady, Bruno Pires, Davide Viganò, Jens Voigt, Fabian Wegmann, Wouter Weylandt, Ander Luns, Tom Stamsnijder, Martin Mortensen.

Denis Bastien, Romain Haas @ http://www.lequotidien.lu/les-sports/17044.html


The 20 riders already confirmed for the team are Frank and Andy Schleck, Daniele Bennati, Will Clarke, Stefan Denifl, Brice Feillu, Jakob Fuglsang, Linus Gerdemann, Dominic Klemme, Maxime Monfort, Giacomo Nizzolo, Stuart O'Grady, Bruno Pires, Davide Viganò, Jens Voigt, Fabian Wegmann, Wouter Weylandt, Ander Luns, Tom Stamsnijder and Martin Mortensen.

Stephen Farrand @ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/belg...ycling-project

The worst in terms of spelling is cyclism'actu.net though. Velonation is pretty good