A few days ago, I emailed a rejoinder to the Hon. Atta Akyea's. 23/2/2011 article, about Dr. J. B. Danquah - after speaking to you about it, in a telephone conversation. May I know when you intend to publish it?
Incidentally, I have read a few of your paper's recent editorials - and would like to commend you for the improved standard of English in those editorials.
However, worse than even poor English, is plagiarism - which is despicable. Of late, there has been a rash of it in the pages of your paper, and some of the many publications that dot the Ghanaian media landscape.
As is often the case, there is always an attempt to cloak it, but it is obvious, nonetheless. Style is a matter of background and education - and each writer must find his or her own voice.
The trouble about copying other people's style, is that the well-educated can always spot it - as the culprit's poor command of the English language, eventually gives him or her away, somewhere in the body of the piece they have written.
Perhaps it is a response to the growing criticism of a reading public, fed up with unprofessional journalists, who have failed to master the basic tool of their profession - the English language.
The leopard, they say, cannot change its spots. I am afraid there is no substitute for years of reading and the benefit of a pretty good (world class, ie) education in the matter of style.
Purge your paper of it - by insisting that all who provide content for it, eschew plagiarism. It will help enhance the reputation of your paper further, Opanin. Do have a lovely day, today - and peace and blessings to you.
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