Wednesday, May 02, 2007

ACES follow - a few odds and ends

There were a couple of things that got by and I haven't had a chance to get back to since the ACES conference:

  • First, happy birthday to ACES. The American Copy Editors Society is 10 years old now. ACES was formed at a time when there was a great malaise among copy editors -- so great it was recognized in several reports. There was a bright spot about five years ago when some progress seemd to be under way. Unfortunately, many of the same things that prompted the organization's formation have returned, this time with the issues of the Web.
  • Read a long column on Poynter about those Web issues and the concerns as well about outsourcing.
  • Listen to (or read the transcript of) On The Media's conversation with Merrill Perlman, chief of desks at the New York Times. (Now, call a copy editor. Can you spot the error in Bob Garfield's opening statement?)
  • And check out the conference blog if you couldn't be there.

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At 5/2/07, 10:40 PM, Blogger Katie Schwing said...

American Copy Editor Society?

Oh come on, there's a lot more than one of us, as scary as that might be for some people.

At 5/3/07, 1:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Can you spot the error in Bob Gafield's opening statment?)

Um, can you spot the two errors in the question?

At 5/3/07, 12:00 PM, Blogger Doug said...

Dang. Thought I'd fixed those. Again -- why we all need editors. Thanks.

At 5/3/07, 12:01 PM, Blogger Doug said...


Maybe he's prescient ...

At 5/3/07, 11:27 PM, Blogger Katie Schwing said...

Now THAT is scary.


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