Thursday, February 02, 2006

No copy-editing Pulitzers yet

Roy Peter Clark sang the praises of copy editors yesterday in a piece on NPR's "Day to Day."

With the Feb. 1 deadline for print journalists to send in their work to the Pulitzer committee, NPR tied the two together with the headline "A Pulitzer Prize for Copy Editing." (Copy editing as two words!)

But Clark's essay is really just a cute story about a memory from childhood -- a 10-year-old's crush on a bad-ass older girl with a spelling problem. Since, he's had "a romantic attraction to copy editors, a writerly fetish if there ever was one."


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