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The Old Editor ponders automated editing

Each week The Old Editor will attempt to address your entreaties for information and advice on grammar and usage, writing, writer-editor etiquette, and related subjects.

The Old Editor does not address marital and relationship matters, dietary questions, or automobile mechanics.


The question: A colleague inquires: Have you written a blog post about being a search-and-replace editor?


The Old Editor answers: Actually, no, but the Old Editor has some experience with the hazards of technology.

It was a colleague at The Sun who carelessly applied the auto-correct...