Chicago Tonight

The Subversive Copy Editor

Clip: 06/21/2015 | 10m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Carol Fisher Saller's principles of copy editing might surprise anyone who's ever tussled with an editor over a piece of writing. She argues communication and collaboration between writer and editor are key; style rules are useful guidelines, not the straps of a straitjacket; and that language's evolution isn't anything to rail against. She joins Chicago Tonight.

Aired: 06/21/15

Rating: NR

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