Saturday, March 20, 2004

When copy editors attack

Watch out if you get on a copy editor's bad side. Your words will nit-picked from here to eternity.

And Jayson Blair's a fool if he thinks that people aren't just poring over his book looking for zingers. Here's a start:
* The Times series "Race in America" won a Pulitzer for national reporting, not public service.
* Before it moved, Siberia, a journalists' hangout, used to be in a midtown subway station at 50th Street, not 54th Street.
* The Brooklyn courts reporter for the Times is William Glaberson, not Galberson.
* The former Times copy editor is Elinor Voldstad, not Eleanor Volstad. Both first and last name wrong.


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