Saturday, March 18, 2017

Revenge of the copy editors: Grammar pros find internet stardom - Columbia Journalism Review

Revenge of the copy editors: Grammar pros find internet stardom - Columbia Journalism Review



Since last summer he has issued some 30 web commentaries; subjects have ranged from the traditional taboo about beginning a sentence with a coordinating conjunction to the utility of the word “impactful.”



McIntyre, the night content production manager at the Baltimore Sun,
is one of an increasingly visible and robust breed of public masters of
style and usage who have parlayed journalistic copy-desk expertise into
an enthusiastic online following. In an age of texting and tweeting,
these folks are trying to keep the mother tongue healthy

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