How Do You Like Your Copy?

May 1, 2019 | 1

Copy editors are a serious bunch to whom excitement comes slowly and furor over a misused semicolon comes quickly. At least, that’s what the popular narrative would have you think. Enter “comma queen” Mary Norris (of The New Yorker) and Random House copy chief Benjamin Dreyer, both of whom have written whole columns or books (or both!) about copy that were, believe it or not, riveting. Literary Hub has brought the two together to discuss their love of editing, copy mistakes writers often make, and more. It is technical. It is also fun.

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is the news and digital editor at Publishers Weekly and a founding editor of The Dot and Line, a web publication of animation journalism. His work has been published by Vulture, Polygon, and The Los Angeles Times, among others.

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