Editing links

On corrections

October 30, 2003
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Florida J-student Heather Leslie ponders what ought to be corrected, and what oughtn’t.

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Well editing

October 30, 2003
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CJR’s langauge corner on the proper use of well. The superstition about “well” seems more widespread than common sense might suggest. Why? A craving for absolutes, perhaps, leading to misguided pedantry. It is well to resist such temptations. Another way of saying “leave well enough alone.” (couldn’t resist).

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What is narrative

October 11, 2003
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Jeff shares his thoughts and those of other people schooled in such things. (Yes, Side Salad was a lot more fun but that’s his businesss).

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Letters from the front

October 11, 2003
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… duplicated so soldiers can get back to their primary work of doing good deeds on behalf of the people of America (as a courtesy we are not, as far as I know, requiring the people of Iraq to repay the cost of ammunition expended on their behalf). Link via Poison Kitchen.

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Clay on the Copy Editor Code

October 9, 2003
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Copy Massage, who collects dictionaries for fun, is working on his personal Code of Copy Editing. Stop by and help him add new stuff. A highlight: 3.) I will express my concerns. Copy editors do their job toward the end of the production process. Their concerns, therefore, can be dismissed in the headlong rush...

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