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There’s a bonus today. Shane Arthur, who asked me to respond to questions about editing last week, also maintains a site, Creative Copy Challenge, in which writers are given a set of ten words that must be incorporated into a short narrative. You can have a look and try your hand at it. After sending him the ten words, I did so myself.

The word of the week isn’t posted yet, but the joke of the week is:

 

 

Did you nag The New York Times yet?

 

 

Posted by John McIntyre at 9:43 AM | | Comments (1)
        

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Love the joke! (and interesting choice of words on Creative Challenge today -- have you taken a look....those b's were a pretty irresistible & fun challenge)

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at john.mcintyre@baltsun.com.
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