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" A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines. "
" Writing headlines is a specialty - there are outstanding writers who will tell you they couldn't write a headline to save their lives. "
" Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment. "
" Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call. "
" Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all. Copy editors, who proofread and much, much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every word that appears in the paper. "
" I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses. "