A day after its owner Postmedia announced layoffs that will target copy editors and cuts that will see some print editions reduced, Canada’s National Post today published a crossword that provides a reminder of the value of copy editing.
Canadian journalist Maryam Siddiqi tweeted a picture of today’s Post crossword, which really isn’t much of a challenge at all (click for larger):
What good is a solved crossword?
As she wrote:
Well that was easy: presolved crossword in today’s Post. More proof copy editors are valuable. twitter.com/MSiddiqi/statu…
— Maryam Siddiqi (@MSiddiqi) May 29, 2012
At least one Post reader was not impressed, according to a tweet from the paper’s social media editor:
— Jeremy Barker (@PoppedCulture) May 29, 2012