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Houndie

Houndie

This is not about editing. It’s about my dog. Dolly is 12, and she and I have been together for 10 of those years. I was really ready for a dog in the spring of  ’03. I’d been divorced a couple of years, and I’d bought a new little place in the city. My job […]

It’s ‘underway,’ and it’s no big deal

It’s ‘underway,’ and it’s no big deal

AP caused a minor flap last week by declaring “underway” to be one word in all uses. The editors of the AP Stylebook made the announcement at a copy editors conference, and the reaction was grumble, grumble, grumble, fine. For years, newspaper copy editors have dutifully separated “under” and “way” with a space, because AP […]