ATG Quirkies: One Twitter Account’s Quest to Proofread The New York Times

by | Aug 31, 2020 | 0 comments

Ben Lindbergh staff writer for The Ringer starts this post by noting that “in 2017, the New York Times dissolved its copy desk, possibly permitting more typos to slip through.”
But then he sets our minds at ease by introducing us to “the anonymous lawyer who’s correcting the paper of record one untactful tweet at a time.

The results have been so impressive that soon after some Times editors were advised to “consider following him” by one of their own colleagues. And they weren’t alone. This self described “appellate lawyer and persnickety dude” has garnered over 8000 followers in his “quixotic quest to flag the words that weren’t fit to print” in the nationally recognized Times.

And, if you want to join them, all you need to do is click on @nyttypos, (Typos of the New York Times.)

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