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"Violation of natural law," eh? Take a look at the next exhibit. Never underestimate a bird!

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AI has the last laugh, after all!

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Those who do not document their learning are condemned to forget it.

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"Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint" – Mark Twain

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But ... he gets to read everything twice! Hmm ... I don't get any second chances in my line of work.

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Feather Touch Editing

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Feather Touch Editing

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Feather Touch Editing

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Feather Touch Editing

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"There is a fluidity to the South Asian language-scape that is wholly lacking in the United States, which is, despite the diverse population, ferociously monolingual. Code-switching, the practice of sliding effortlessly from one language to the next, or mixed idioms, like Hinglish, are practically non-existent in the US, outside of immigrant communities."

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A Language Lesson from a Whisky Bottle
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Vajesinh Pargi: The Proofreader-Poet
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How Steven Pinker Sensitized Me To Figurative Language
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Meeting Yateendra Joshi
14 May 2023
Language Lessons from "The Kerala Story" and the Coronation of Charles
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The Copyeditor as Word Detective: Using Lookalikes and Soundalikes to Crack Word Puzzles
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The Colored Fountain: Racism in the United States, Casteism in India

complex thought + sensitive editing + finishing touches = clear expression + smooth read

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He's too nice to say so, but it was I who misled him by suggesting "gouging." We owls gouge with our talons.

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Even when in his cups, he's mindful of language bugs.

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Steven G. Krantz

Professor of Mathematics

Washington University in

St. Louis

“I have written more than 100 books, and you were one of the best copy editors that I ever worked with.  You were intelligent, responsive, and understanding. A real pleasure.”

“I have written more than 100 books, and you were one of the best copyeditors that I ever worked with.  You were intelligent, responsive, and understanding. A real pleasure.”
Steven G. Krantz, Professor of Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis
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