It no longer occurs to me to query the use of four-letter words, even when they...– Copy editing profanity in The New Yorker
Sometimes, said Julia, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either...– Brideshead Revisited
London’s nickname isn’t as ubiquitous as The Big Apple or The City of Lights, but The Big Smoke is a clunky city, a confederation of neighborhoods that used to be towns tied together with string. Loving London is not anything new. Samuel Johnson said that a person who is tired of London is tired of life. Read Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net while chasing buses in Hackney; it’s...
Copy editors provide a safety net for a publication, catching most of the...– Why ‘Amercia’ Needs Copy Editors