GRAMMARHULK, one of a community of Hulk personas on Twitter and an even larger community of language lovers, has been delighting us with grammar, spelling, usage, and editing advice and observations for two and a half years.
WOW, IT REALLY BEEN THAT LONG?
How did your puny human alter ego, a mild-mannered Manhattan editor, get into editing? How long have you been editing and for what sorts of materials?
Copyeditors can survive in the digital-first newsroom. Also in today’s News Roundup: Steven Pinker responds to Joan Acocella, Geoff Nunberg speaks his piece about hopefully, and Monty Python provides your Friday bonus.
There’s a future for copyeditors, even in newsrooms. Some tips for grabbing that future from John McIntyre: “A Future for Copy Editors.” (You Don’t Say)
You don’t have to follow everything Bryan Garner says to see the value he brings to language. Also in today’s News Roundup: where correct language isn’t spoken, first major typo in The Denver Post, and some lessons in language.
“Mr. Garner is no mere braying peever,” says John McIntyre. Copyediting agrees. Read more in “Defending Bryan Garner.” (You Don’t Say)