Thursday, August 25, 2005

Volunteer environmental sleuths

Here's a worthwhile article from the Christian Science Monitor about the government's use of volunteers to snoop around looking for violations of environmental laws. It paints a grim and well-deserved picture of Taiwan's environmental mess, and it's a good idea for a story -- one I'm surprised could have been sold to an international publication.

Picky note: the editor in me couldn't help noticing the spot where the word "exasperated" was used when "exacerbated" was clearly intended. That's a pretty rotten mistake for a writer to make, and a worse mistake for an editor not to catch.

Perhaps I should start posting on Testy Copy Editors.

1 comment:

Jason said...

That's Christian science for ya.