Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Editing marches on

Found online: Pugh and her husband, Gary Michael Pugh, are expecting their first child. The baby is due in March. That's fine, but you could just say that Pugh and her husband, Gary Michael Pugh, are expecting their first child in March.

Found elsewhere: Lynn Hickey, the Texas-San Antonio athletic director, said, “It’s like we have our own little rock star.” I don't like the way they broke up the attribution. They started the sentence that way because there's a quote from another writer above it. It would read better to start with the quote and finish with ," said Hickey, the Texas-San Antonio athletic director.

Passing: William Safire, the grammarian/columnist/novelist whom I've quoted here occasionally, died this week. The NY Times had a column called On Safire.

Contact: I can be reached at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. Also, my Twitter handle is EDITORatWORK.

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