Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Readers: Doncha just love ‘em

SO THERE we are feeling quite pleased with ourselves for being crowned Britain’s Best Weekly Newspaper for the second successive year at the Society of Editors' awards when a lovable reader of the Essex Chronicle brings us back to earth with a jolt.
The gentleman writes to berate us for confusing the Queen’s Coronation with the Diamond Jubilee festivities (guilty as charged; I’m off to The Tower) but then goes on to say:
“Frankly I find quite a few errors in your editions that makes me wonder if any of your articles are ever proof read before publication. 
"How you supposedly won Britain's Best Weekly Newspaper for the second year running beats me.”
Love you too, I replied, as I acknowledged his note and our mistake. Must try harder…