Magazine editors always
In the Q&A Victoria spoke about her career and gave a few tips to aspiring magazine journalists. So far, so good. But then she said this...
"Please don't point out all the mistakes I've made or spelling errors in Company. Sadly we are all humans there hasn't been a computer that picks up all possible errors and sometimes we get stuff wrong. Its v irritating when someone points these out!"
Well... I will respect her wishes and not point out the missing apostrophe in her answer. I've noticed that Company magazine quite frequently has typos, including this photo which was taken from the current issue (which misses the 'a' inbetween 'you're couple'). Personally, I feel that this completely devalues the magazine. She says there hasn't been a computer to pick up the errors - how about a decent sub-editor?
As the editor of one of the country's most popular magazines - surely her standards should be higher than this. I was genuinely shocked when I read this. For someone whose career is so high up, I would have thought she would respond to criticism a bit better.
I know it probably is annoying when people point out mistakes, but it really isn't good for such a successful magazine to accept that it has typos on a regular basis and submit to sometimes just getting 'stuff wrong'. There must be something that can be done because no other magazine I read has as many typos.