There is a feature writer at one of the English newspapers here, maybe it is the Times or the News, or maybe the Post, I cannot remember, but the writer, writes the most outrageous feature stories every printed in the English language. I don’t remember her name, and I am not sure what country she comes from, but she is not from Taiwan originally as far as I can tell (I think she is from Singapore) and is not from an English-speaking country either, I don’t believe, but maybe English is her first language.
Her articles are supposedly not allowed to be edited or touched or rewritten. She is a senior writer, I have been informed, maybe 35 years old. She does things like this:
Tells interview subjects in print and to their face that they are too fat and should go on a diet, yes, in print, she writes things like this, how embarrassing …
Writes sentences like this: “He, who is always jetting from continent to continent, likes to eat sushi.” She must a PHD in grammar.
Does anyone know who this woman is, without naming her, of course, and who her editors are? Is she ever edited and if not why not?
Her themes and subjects are fascinating, and she is obviously well-connected in Taipei with VIPs etc, and gets all the VIP press releases and is on a first name basis with stars like Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks, etc etc, but her prose is so bad it’s bad.
How on Earth did this writer ever land a job here?