Sunday, May 25, 2008

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Copy Czar

"One of the great things about being a copy editor is freedom from the vulgar desire for public recognition."

Copy editors don't exactly get much recognition or very much of the spotlight (after all, as I have noted, copy editors don't get the bylines, and they don't win the Pulitzers), so I take what I can get. This from a William Safire column:

"and, in our time, broadcast and the World Wide Web morphed into webcast (still capitalized as “Webcast” by the New York Times copy czar)."


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