Beloved American author Mark Twain was born today in 1835. In addition to giving up popular characters Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, Twain was a writer, lecturer, and dispenser of witticisms. How well do you know your Twain wit?
Of the dozen quotes below, 7 are accurate and 5 are commonly misattributed to Twain. Can you identify the 7 true Twains?
Ducks Unlimited is looking for a senior editor to join its Ducks Unlimited magazine team in Memphis, Tennessee. Ducks Unlimited is a nonprofit conservation organization that started more than 70 years ago to protect waterfowl and their habitat.
Laura Poole will be our audio/Web-conference organizer for 2014 and will close out our 2013 conferences with “Mastering Style Sheets” on December 12. Laura has been in publishing and coaching for more than 17 years. She founded Archer Editorial Services in 1997 and has been providing scholarly editing for the last 15 years.
Atlantic Media is looking for a managing editor for National Journal magazine in Washington, D.C. First published in 1969 and relaunched in 2010, National Journal is a nonpartisan weekly magazine (40,000 subscribers) and website (3 million unique viewers monthly) that reports on politics and policy in Washington.
Halfway through November is when the thought always strikes me: Time is not going to cut us a break. We are going to be moving toward the end of the year at this seemingly quickened pace no matter what we do. I have a few rituals that help me deal with the holiday-complicated schedules and the general end-of-year pressures. Taking a few leisurely moments to browse end-of-year book lists is one of my favorites.
Moby-Dick, one of the great novels of American literature, was first published November 14, 1851. And copyeditors have been inserting that hyphen ever since. To celebrate the publication—and the hyphen—we have a moderately difficult Sudoku sans Numbers game for you. With a dose of Ahab-like determination and your arsenal of copyeditor strengths (logical thinking, pattern recognition, respect for the hyphen, etc.), we’re sure you can bring this puzzle down.