John McIntyre, whom James Wolcott calls "the Dave Brubeck of the art and craft of copy editing," writes on language, editing, journalism, and other manifestations of human frailty. Comments welcome. Identifying his errors relieves him of the burden of omniscience. Write to jemcintyre@gmail.com, befriend at Facebook, or follow at Twitter: @johnemcintyre. Back 2009-2012 at the original site, http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/mcintyre/blog/ and now at www.baltimoresun.com/news/language-blog/.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Manifestations

You still have time, though not much, to sign up for Wednesday's Copyediting audio conference, "Judgment Calls," in which I will be talking about how to adapt to trends in English usage, including the increasing occurrence of singular they, the decline of whom, the old comprise/compose conundrum and other issues.

Moreover, you will have an opportunity to participate in discussion of the issues. Operators are standing by.

Tough "Judgment Calls" is audio only, I will be present in the too, too sullied flesh on April 26 at the Maryland Writers' Conference in Linthicum Heights, talking about social media.  Still time to sign up for that one.

And if you are planning to attend the American Copy Editors Society's national conference in Las Vegas, March 20-22,  look for me in the bar. Don't neglect the silent auction, to which I am donating two copies of The Old Editor Says, and which I am willing to autograph.

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