And why it’s every copy editor’s nightmare.
Category: Editing links
‘The fecund tree of English
… is always sprouting new leaves and casting off the dead ones,” says James Kilpatrick. I wonder if “fecund” is one of those 100 words every freshman should know? Link via Nicole Stockdale.
First, let’s shoot all the copy editors
… a screed in which the author of a book on computer doings (programming, if I’m not mistaken) laments a copy editor’s tender mercies. Thanks to George for the link.
Coverage of the war…
…. depends on who’s side you’re on. A Lebanese editor’s commentary, linked at editorsweblog.org. In this time of war, both the US and Arab media mirror and pander to their public opinions, reflect and promote a rising tide of patriotic…
Why things must be great…
… on the desk at the Dallas Morning News: A memo about the “Revolution” in the newsroom there mentions the copy desk only once, in regards to the boss of the copy desks now ruling the design/visual realm as well.…
Taking the morning off
As per usual, check out A Capital Idea or editorsweblog.org for wanton acts of editorial discretion.
New site for business newsies
Businessjournalism.org is a new site run by the American Press Institute. It’s opening piece is written by Bonita Burton of the Merc, a master of unboring business pages. She works across the room from me and often maintains her concentration…
Why the Denver Posties are toast
You can thank your lucky stars you’re not working on the desk at the Denver Post in the next few weeks, where redesign hell is in season.
AP Stylebook worthless at porn mag
Maud’s blog has an amusing entry about a guy who lied his way into the editorship of a gay-porn mag. Maud’s excerpt: There was the flamboyant gay editor who could barely speak English?let alone use grammar correctly; the standard office…
Here’s a page linking to the open-records laws of all 50 states. Link via Jeremy over at blocletters.com