Thursday, July 31, 2008

Black day for the blue pencil
My job’s endangered says The Guardian’s Blake Morrison. I don’t work for a book publisher; for 13 years using a blue fountain pen and Paul Fussell’s descriptions of good and bad writing and speaking I’ve been slashing and burning stiltedness including corporatespeak (big words insecure people use a lot for no reason other than trying to sound stylish) in newspaper copy, tightening up articles so they are clear. From LRC.

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