Sea of Reads

Peripatetic, itinerant, eclectic musings about books, politics, history, language, culture, and anything else that interests me.

The Editor’s Corner

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a copy editor at The New Yorker? Well, it’s just as you imagined. Rigorous. And wonderful.

Sarah Palin may not be another Shakespeare, but perhaps one could compare her to Lewis Carroll.

In the 19th century, acronyms barely existed. Now they are threatening to replace words — or they are becoming words. How did this happen?

Editors are powerful: Jane Austen’s editor is almost entirely responsible for her precise and polished prose style. See also here.

Jan Freeman at the Boston Globe writes about half a century of “I could care less.”

All, via Arts & Letters Daily.


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This entry was posted on October 31, 2010 by in Language.
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