Friday, January 14, 2005

The Great Generalists

It's not exactly a shout-out, but Ken Jennings did mention copy editors in a speech on trivia at Westminster College this week.
"I think we're overspecialized," he said. "Today the copy editor and the electrical engineer might as well be talking different languages. Trivia is a way to make connections with people."
Apparently he didn't get the memo: Great copy editors know something about everything and everything about something.