Copy-editing blogs in AJR
An article in the American Journalism Review covers copy-editing blogs, in which "the copy editors' online diatribes have extended beyond the rim to grammar geeks, writers and English teachers, who fill the comments sections with polite but passionate debate on dangling participles and prepositional endings."
There's a good bit on the blogs of Bill Walsh and John McIntyre (and even a brief mention of A Capital Idea).
As usual, McIntyre is so quotable talking about copy editors' noble burden:
"Imagine you're about to win a major award," he says. "You're beautifully dressed, the crowd is waiting, the spotlight is on Â? but you have a streamer of toilet paper trailing from your shoe. When someone points that out, you don't like hearing it Â? but that person has done you a valuable service."I also learned about a new blog by copy editor Pam Nelson of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Triangle Grammar Guide.