Tuesday, August 08, 2006

commas matter

Copy-editing can sometimes wear you down -- when you've copy-edited the manuscript, and then the galleys, and you've done it twice for two different countries with two different ideas of what they want their commas to do, and you wonder if it's worth it, trying to keep track of every little comma...

Then you read an account of a 2.13 million dollar comma, and you remember why commas matter.

... is educational and fun to play with...

And the Fragile Things cover is up on