If your first sentence in your first paragraph contains these errors, shouldn’t you think about hanging up your keyboard?
If you don’t know the difference between a contraction (like you’re) and a possessive pronoun (like your), you don’t know enough to hyphenate a compound modifier (like Oscar-winning), you match a hyphen (which should be an em-dash) with a comma (which also should be an em-dash), you omit words, you hyphenate seaside, and you can’t spell Steve Carell, should you call it quits?
Not if you’re a writer for Yahoo! Movies. And not if you’ve been writing for years for well-respected publications like The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, More, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Cosmopolitan and Self. Those are publications with standards higher that Yahoo!’s. You’d never find that many egregious mistakes in an entire article, much less an opening paragraph. What gives?
A writer for print publications is used to the support of competent editors. At Yahoo!, this writer’s words are published — gross mistakes and all — without benefit of editing.
That paragraph isn’t an anomaly. The article continues with a total miss at AnnaSophia Robb and 14-year-old:
There’s the reality nit-picky double double-quotes and the typoed tween:
And to prove that this so-called movie critic has no idea that she doesn’t know how to spell Steve Carell’s name, she screws it up three more times here:
Would you expect to see something of this quality in a legitimate news source or magazine? No, because those publications employ editors. And this writer is obviously dependent on them.