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Fauna of the newsroom; a Throwback Thursday feature

The “Throwback Thursday” convention is such a convenient gimmick for repurposing and recycling material that it would be a shame not to take advantange of it. Some time back I put together a little classification of the types of copy editors in a post, “Linnaeus on the copy desk.” Subsequently I wrote posts about the types of writers and bosses. And today, for the benefit of those of you who have frequented these premises only recently, here are all three.   LINNAEUS ON THE COPY DESK A partial catalogue of the denizens of the copy desk. The Pouncer The Pouncer takes his motto from Gore Vidal: “It is not enough to succeed. Others must...

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