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Dori Maynard, who died this week at 56, was a champion of diversity in newsrooms, and therefore a champion of diversity in the broader society. She reminded us that our backgrounds affect how we see the world. She taught us that words matter because we don't own them, that other people may see ...
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One Twitter feed I follow closely carries this description: “The Economist's official style feed. Our word is final.” That degree of self-importance is part of the charm of this Twitter account. It's reflected in tweets copied from pronouncements from the style guide, which can be exceedingly ...
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Software engineer and Wikipedia editor Bryan Henderson is a man editor and blogger Jan Freeman described as “the very model of a harmless drudge,” borrowing from the definition for lexicographer in Samuel Johnson's dictionary. To others, Henderson is either “a hero of our times” or a man wasting ...
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The Associated Press Stylebook suggests treating none as a singular pronoun when referring to the absence of individual people or things: “None of us is perfect.” That's a style choice consistent with what many consider good writing, but there is little to suggest that “none of us are perfect” ...
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One Twitter feed I follow closely carries this description: “The Economist's official style feed. Our word is final.” That degree of self-importance is part of the charm of this Twitter account. It's reflected in tweets copied from pronouncements from the style guide, which can be exceedingly ...
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Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Wayne State University, Communications Department, 585 Manoogian Hall, Detroit, MI 48201. If you're an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society offers a daylong “Editing Boot Camp” that can help you polish your ...
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A newspaper in Santa Barbara has raised the ire of many in its community by twice using illegals in a headline as shorthand for people who have entered or stayed in the United States without permission. Doing so led to demonstrations and counter demonstrations by supporters and opponents of a ...
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Freelance copy editor, writer and enthusiastic problem solver
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I'm Mark Allen, a freelance copy editor bent on connecting with every other freelance copy editor out there. I share advice on editing, usage, style and grammar in tweets and on my blog.
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Can explain how to use "lay" and "lie" in 140 characters or less. And I don't insist on "fewer" for quantities unlikely to be counted.
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What Samuel Johnson Really Did
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Samuel Johnson, poet, satirist, critic, lexicographer, and dyed-in-the-wool conservative was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, on S

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The empty copy desk
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Gregory Moore, the editor of the Denver Post , is, I believe, a good man grappling with a difficult challenge. The Post , as described in

snopes.com: Presidents Day
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What are we celebrating on the holiday known as 'Presidents Day'?

ACES St. Louis » Freelancer Happy Hour
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17TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN COPY EDITORS SOCIETY. APRIL 4-6, 2013 — Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Home · About · The Confer

Supercalicontentious
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When the songwriter Robert B. Sherman died last month at the age of 86, one word was frequently mentioned in tributes to him: “supercalifrag

Fritinancy: Let's Grammar!
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Another adjective-turned-noun in an ad campaign! T...

A future for copy editors
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Last week Steve Buttry posted an article at The Buttry Diary on the ways in which copy editing, if it is to survive, must change from

The fight over defining marriage, literally - The Boston Globe
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Friends and foes of same-sex marriage are duking it out in a new battlefield: the dictionary. A lexicographer on why this is mostly naive--b

Jane’s Writing Advice Archive | Jane Friedman
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Being Human at Electric Speed ›› Media Professor + Speaker. Subscribe. Jane Friedman. Home; About Jane; Free Advice for Writers. Jane's

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No Logic in “Etymological”: A Response I Actually Sent
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Today I got an email from someone who watched the “irregardless” video and was appalled (though in the gentlest and kindest manner possible)

A reminder to writers
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Your copy editor is going to read your text more closely and carefully than anyone else. And "anyone else" includes your editor, your subjec

'We're Not Going to Let Our Campaign Be Dictated by Fact-Checkers'
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What happens if the press takes a stand on the truth -- and no one cares?

Time to Unleash the news on a new and fun adventure | Press Unleashed
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And what better person to talk to about a dog publication than Shelley Irwin, who has three Jack Russell terriers? I will admit, I'm partly

Finding a multi-faceted future in journalism
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Journalism is in the midst of a major transformation, writes Sue Burzynski Bullard, who visited the Chicago Tribune on a fellowship sponsore

She said/he said: Study tracks rise of feminine pronouns
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NEW YORK — In the opening pages of “The Feminine Mystique,” Betty Friedan consciously captured the despair of so many housewives — and unkno

Longtime Grand Rapids Press journalist Andy Angelo dies at 55
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Andy Angelo, a Grand Rapids Press journalist for 25 years, remembered as "truly a gentleman."

A Letter to a Prospective Lexicographer
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We regularly receive letters from people who want an editorial job at M-W and ask for more information on lexicography. It’s my job to answe