Friday, March 04, 2005

Sacred cow

A quote about editing Hunter S. Thompson:
Greensboro resident Parke Puterbaugh is a freelance writer and a former senior editor for Rolling Stone. He went to work there as a copy editor in 1979, and had occasion to handle Thompson's copy.

"You really didn't touch Hunter's copy," Puterbaugh said. "I would not have dared. For all Hunter's craziness, he was a schooled professional journalist. His copy was readable and clean."


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