As a copy editor, I don't get out much: paragraph factory, home, church, and grocery pretty much make up the round. But there are three opportunities coming up for you to hear me or even see me, if you are sufficiently desperate for amusement.

Tomorrow morning, between 9:15 and 9:30, WYPR-FM (88.1) will be broadcasting a short interview with me on Sheilah Kast's Maryland Morning. A recording will be posted later in the day on the Maryland Morning website. And there will be a bonus on the website: my reading of Tom Freeman's "I am the very model of an amateur grammarian."

On Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., I will be presenting an audioconference for Copyediting, "Kill the zombie rules: Usage rules you can bury for good." There is a charge, and I believe that there is still time to sign up.

Then, on Saturday, October 13, I will join a panel of more distinguished editors at the Communications Central conference in Baltimore. The "Editing Summit" will feature Erin Brenner, editor of Copyediting newsletter; Janice Campbell, executive director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors; Laura Poole, owner of the Editorial Bootcamp; Carol Fisher Saller of the University of Chicago Press and Chicago Manual of Style Online Q&A;, and author of The Subversive Copy Editor; Barbara Hart, owner of Publications Professionals LLC; and April Michelle Davis, owner of Editorial Inspirations.


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