You Don't Say John E. McIntyre writes about language, usage, journalism & arbitrarily chosen subjects.

What editors are thankful for

The Baltimore Sun

Deadlines

Without them, nothing would ever be finished.

The DELETE key

The indispensable tool.

Garner’s Modern American Usage

Informed prescriptivism to keep the peeververein at bay.

Linguists

Liberating us from rubbish we were taught in English class.

Lexicographers

Smart people keeping us apprised of developments in language we need to know.

Colleagues

Because you can say things about writers to fellow editors that you cannot say to writers.

Writers

They are so wonderfully editable.

Readers

Sine qua non.

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