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Category Archives: Copyediting

I “Give a Fuck About the Oxford Comma”

Vanity Fair Executive Online Editor Michael Hogan interviewed the Columbia-educated band Vampire Weekend about their controversial, at least in punctuation circles, song Oxford Comma. The opening line, “Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?” raises eyebrows for those of us who do. While the song’s overall meaning has sparked lively, though authority devoid, debate, [...]

Five Ways to Keep that Editorial Fire Burning: A Love Letter

Dear writer, I want you know that I’m writing this because I care about us. I believe in us. We were meant to be together. I know we’ve had our ups and downs, like those late nights debating whether to use a semi-colon or a period (the period was correct, by the way), but I [...]

Proofreading v. Copyediting v. Editing

When I went looking for other blogs out there about editing, I discovered two things: First, writers love to write about writing and second, editors love to write about copyediting. I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify what this blog is about, despite my beautiful though visceral analogy before. Proofreading is what I do [...]