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Printed books Reflections

Bringing Order to Disorder

On the difference between copyediting fiction vs. academic writing.

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Uncategorized

The Hubris of an Empty Hurricane

Prior to Hurricane Ida, I had never evacuated for a storm. I grew up along the west coast of Florida, but any of the storms that were forecast to hit us, just grazed the edges of the state and we were left miraculously untouched. I am lucky enough to have family in the Florida panhandle […]

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Reflections

There is More to Know Than Ice Cream

What happens when editing itself needs to be revised?

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Marginalia/just for fun

Burning Leaves of Grass and failing to start a fire. 

In which a publisher burns books. 

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Printed books

Sometimes The Work Refuses to Become a Mere Book

You turn the pages with increasing wonderment and awe. All of the metaphors of loving: delight, joyful laughter, fear of losing the conversation come into play. 

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Printed books Reflections

Crafting Creativity

One of My Good Son’s intuitive yet essential themes

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Printed books

Selecting My Good Son

Every entry was given the opportunity to impress, but only one could make it to the end.

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Forthcoming books Partners Reflections

Contemporary Austrian Studies or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Footnotes

Decluttering footnotes can spark joy!

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Forthcoming books Reflections

Sorting Poems by Candlelight

It feels corny to invest in the analog to this degree, but if I am being honest, it is also a relief…

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Printed books Reflections

Copyediting Supporting Transgender Students

By Leah Myers, Graduate assistant Reading well-constructed prose is one of life’s joys. Sentences that convey the author’s beliefs and ideas accurately and concisely are a wonder to me. Alex Myers’ Supporting Transgender Students is full of this kind of writing, and it was difficult to not be caught in the words as I was […]