A note to readers

I’ve hired a new copy editor.

Her name is Kathy Lanson (no relation … unless you count the 38 years we’ve been married.)  Her rates are really reasonable (I cook a cheese omelet and wash the kitchen floor every weekend).  And I’m hoping she’ll catch the occasional missed article or misspelled word that  sails past my eyes.

I won’t make excuses, but will tell you my eyes haven’t been quite the same since a bug related to Rocky Mountain Fever scarred my retina a decade or so ago.  Kathy says it’s just a matter of reading each word aloud.  As a learning specialist and head of her independent school’s writing center, she should know. As my wife, she unfailing does.

So if you catch a typo or a missed article from now on, don’t blame me. I’ll be too busy washing the kitchen floor to respond, anyway.


About jerrylanson

I teach, write, coach and sing, though you're not required to listen to the latter. I'm a journalism professor at Emerson College in Boston. My third book, "Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves," was published in November by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing. You can read a sample chapter at www.jerrylanson.com. My passions are politics (generally liberal in outlook), music, mountains, golden retrievers and my grandchildren, though not in that order. Please stop by and mix it up with me. I always answer those who post.
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