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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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Copy editors are the last set of eyes before yours. They are more powerful than proofreaders. They untangle twisted prose. They are surgeons, removing growths of error and irrelevance; they are minimalist chefs, straining fat. [...] The copy editor's job, to the extent possible under deadline, is to slow down, think things through, do the math and ask the irritating question.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 7/22/2016

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Comments/entry - 1.06
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  07:26 AM

An example today of what have come to be called crash blossoms — ambiguous headlines:


For a whole blog's worth of these things, see http://www.crashblossoms.com/.

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