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Another passing: the NYT copy desk

July 28, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: editing, reporters, writers, writing.

The copy desk saved me — more than once. In old-times newspaper terms, the copy desk in a newspaper’s newsroom was a horseshoe shaped table around which sat a number of editors who read what reporters wrote. On the other side of the table in the “slot” was the chief copy editor who handed out • Read More »

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