You’re ‘just’ a … what?

not teaching, still THINKING …  This single word — just — can unfairly deflate anyone’s impression of you. I’m just an intern I’m just a part-timer I’m just a volunteer Remove the word “just” and replace it with one of its meanings, “merely,” and you have a false definition of your worth. Why is this […]

More views: Leaner copy desks

A quick post to bring your attention to an article published on about the connection between mistakes in news products and leaner copy desks. The article was written by Katrina Mendolera, editor in chief of inVocus, who earned her master’s degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. We have posted before about […]

Copy editors: How little do you care?

The other night, we were watching a TV show, and someone said: “He could care less.” Our heads snapped in each other’s direction. NO! The expression is, “couldn’t care less.” It means that someone cares so little, that the person could not possibly care less. The phrase is commonly misspoken and misstated. Why do I […]