August 28, 2013

The editing service Grammarly looked at articles in top men’s and women’s magazines, checking for “spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.” The most accurate men’s magazine it found was GQ. Ladies’ Home Journal was the most accurate women’s title. Playboy was No. 4 on Grammarly’s list of accurate men’s magazines, the same position held by Family Circle on its list of women’s mags.

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The men’s magazines Grammarly backread were more accurate on average, chalking up 0.9 mistakes per 100 words compared to 1.4 mistakes per 100 words in women’s titles. But the women’s magazines walloped men’s mags in terms of readership, pulling in 3,150,616 readers as opposed to 1,043,580.

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Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City…
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