July 28, 2011

In Praise of Great Copyeditors: Christina Thompson in the The Harvard Review

In the new issue of The Harvard Review, editor Christina Thompson gives a description of working with HR’s copyeditor: “The third person in our professional line up, in addition to the printer and designer, is our copyeditor. My relationship with her goes back a mere four or five years, but in that time I have developed a deep attachment to her work. I’m sure no one reads Harvard Review as carefully as she does—it is, after all, her job—but since she’s both the first and, in some sense, the most attentive reader, I’m always curious to see what she has to say. I keep all her marked-up pages to show the students in my editing class (as examples of what they might aspire to), but also because I like her critical marginalia.”

Read the whole editorial here.

Barbara Sjoholm

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