Vigilante Copy Editing

Posted by The Smart Chick on May 29, 2013 in What's Hatching | ∞

What’s Hatching: News on words and language . . .

We absolutely love this story from the New York Times:

Vigilante Copy Editor

The Smart Chick swears it isn’t she, but it could be! She has been known to perform what she calls “public good editing” like this vigilante. Why not? Is it, in fact, graffiti? Or is it just a small way of improving the world? If such errors happen in a school setting—particularly on the part of teachers or administrators—don’t we want to repair them so that impressionable children don’t witness such enormities?


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