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Already, a Gripe | May 20, 2007

I’ve spent a good bit of time this afternoon looking for links and sites related to copyediting. Although Will worked in magazines for two-plus years, and we’re not above throwing in some corporate-communications work to pay our bills, our expertise at Geode is mostly in books. Yet it seems as if every blog, discussion group, and professional society is geared toward newspaper copy editors, who are a very different breed (a strange one that eschews the serial comma). Does anyone out there know of a great online resource for book editors? Or will we have to become that source?



  1. “Strange.”

    Comment by Phillip Blanchard — May 21, 2007 @ 9:50 am

  2. I guess you’re a newspaperman?

    Comment by redsquirrel — May 21, 2007 @ 11:58 am

  3. Of course we will become that source. That’s like obvious?

    Comment by willenvelope — May 22, 2007 @ 4:37 am

  4. Well, I can’t believe *someone* hasn’t already done this. But of course, we’ll be the best.

    Comment by redsquirrel — May 22, 2007 @ 11:52 am

  5. of course you will be that source and it will free you from the chains of your desk because you will also sell silly t-shirts and books and mugs and pencils to spread the gospel of jen & will’s take on book editing

    Comment by bethie — June 5, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  6. That is the evil master plan…

    Comment by redsquirrel — June 5, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

  7. You know that cool librarian, Nancy Pearl, from Seattle who wrote the “Book Lust” series has her own action figure doll. See here:

    Perhaps this website will launch you and Will to stardom and action figures of y’all will be created. Be careful though, who knows what people would do with little dolls when the novelty wears off:

    Comment by bethie — June 6, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

  8. hhhmm…. earlier i posted a silly comment about the nancy pearl action figure doll…. where did it go?

    Comment by bethie — June 6, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

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