Always Getting Caught Up
Posted by Casey on June 27, 2007
I don’t mean to neglect the blog. I really don’t. It’s been a busy few days between work, basketball and Wimbledon (Go Mauresmo!).
Here’s the report on the game last Saturday night:
I’ve already gotten beat up about the stupid title. Have pity. My delicate psyche can’t take any more abuse about non-creative article titles.
Also, I don’t have any control over what the editor does to my articles. It’s the part of journalism that nobody talks about but ask any reporter and they’ll most likely not be pleased with what their editor has done to their work at one time or another.
In this case, I’m putting in a special disclaimer that I know better than to use single quotation marks (or any quotation marks in this case and I didn’t have any to begin with before the sentence was completely reworked by the editor). In America, single quotation marks are only used for quotations with quotations. I lodged my disgruntlement with the addition of nonstandard punctuation to my article–quoting chapter and verse from the main Bible, CMS15 and the minor Bible, the AP Stylebook.
After a while, it’s just water under the bridge . . . or a cat over the shoulder.