Re: For the Serial Comma Supporters

Subject: Re: For the Serial Comma Supporters
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- oracle -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:45:06 +1100

On Jan 5, 2011 10:59AM, Peter Neilson wrote:
> That's not all. Hotels are remarkably skilled at getting their guests'
> names wrong. It took over an hour checking out of the Sheraton Boston at
> Boksone one year long ago to get the hotel to give me my own bill. The
> Sheraton had somehow merged us all into one Nielsen (Hayden) (Neilson)
> family.
>

Hotels are really good at that... Having helped run programming
for several world science fiction conventions, I have rescued
more than one inexperienced programmer by correcting
Patrick and/or Teresa's surname before they saw their
schedule or nameplate :->

Back to punctuation, her essay "On Copyediting" in _Making
Book_ provides nice insight into publishing house copyediting.
(The book also contains her hilarious essay "God and I" about
being excommunicated from the Mormon church in the 70s.)

-- Janice

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For the Serial Comma Supporters: From: Janice Gelb
Re: For the Serial Comma Supporters: From: Peter Neilson

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