Category Archives: editorial work (both done personally by me and as practiced in journalism and publishing)

copyeditors, who needs ‘em (The New York Times, that’s who)

      Mr. Donleavy lived in London and on the Isle of Man for most of the 1950s and ’60s, then moved to Ireland in 1969 after it had abolished the income tax for creative artists, including writer [italics … Continue reading

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was Walt Whitman “politically corrected”?

      As noted in a recent New York Times article “In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165 Years, Clues to ‘Leaves of Grass” By Jennifer Schuessler The New York Times, February 20, 2017     Zachary Turpin, … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “My Career as a Freelancer”

  During the 1980’s, I made my living as a freelancer. I never earned much, but I did manage, which was in itself an achievement, to get steady work. In my best year, I made somewhere between 16 and 17 … Continue reading

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