Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Reading, Ragged Thots, and 'Rithmetic ...

Since I've been guest-blogging, one thing that stands out to my own eyes is how far my grammar and editing skills have deteriorated since I left journalism eight years ago. I'm not sure about RAG's newspaper biz education, but I was always taught that the first rule of writing is NEVER copyedit your own stuff! My fossilized skills make me feel like one of the Crocs in Pearls For Swine ("Zeeba --- Eets whots fo' deenah").

My apologies to Ragged Thots readers for any missing modifiers, dangling participles ("you should get that fixed"), and prepositional phrases that aren't quite preparatory. I am dusting off my copy of The Elements of Style.

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