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Short Takes

The marks every good editor ought to know.

PW’s 100 best books of the year (for the record, I’ve read exactly one of them–via Syntax of Things).

Attention, everyone who knows me: you now know what I want for Christmas.

I’m alphabetical by author; within the same author, I’m chronological.

The scouring of the Internet for evidence – the use of cyberspace as a language lab – is being systematized in a program called the Oxford English Corpus.

To achieve our corporate vision, we must grow sales, improve return on capital, focus on improving performance and generate increased shareholder value.

Wow, the publishing world is even more cynical than I ever dreamed.

Putting a whole new meaning on “theatre nerds.”

There is nothing I love more than an author profile that begins by talking about the advance the author recieved.