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Eng 122 Week 5 Discussion 1
The video is about copy editor in which The New Yorker copy editor, Mary Norris, gives
her account about the complexities of copy editing. According to Mary Norris, copy editing can
be likened to playing shortstop for a major league baseball team where every movement is highly
scrutinized by the critics. Mary Norris in her thirty years of service as a copy editor has
established a reputation for sternness. She, however, ascribes her sternness to her objective of
making authors look good, through the mechanical process of copy editing and query
proofreading. Through her diligence as the New York editor, Mary’s work has served to give
The New Yorker a distinctive and professional look. Also according to Norris, copy editors
don’t choose the contents of the magazine but rather work at the level of the sentence, the
paragraph, and punctuation (TED, 2016).
As a self-editor, I would proof read my writing at least three times so that I correct the
available grammatical errors. I will also explore all possible alternative phrases so that the
concept is described in a way that the reader can easily understand. I will also employ the
assistance of applications, such as Grammarly and Microsoft Word, that is encrypted with the
best vocabularies and thesaurus and that are also designed to identify grammatical and
punctuation errors. My main objective as a self-editor would, therefore, be to, like Mary Norris,
make the writing look appealing to the reader. With my command in the English language and
the extra assistance of applications such as Grammarly, therefore, I will be able to effectively
troubleshoot issues, correct mistakes, and improve my writing.

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Running head: ENG 122 WEEK 5 DISCUSSION 1 ENG 122 WEEK 5 DISCUSSION Name: Institutional Affiliation: Date 1 ENG 122 WEEK 5 DISCUSSION 1 2 Eng 122 Week 5 Discussion 1 The video is about copy editor in which The New Yorker copy editor, Mary Norris, gives her account about the complexities of copy editing. According to Mary Norris, “copy editing can be likened to playing shortstop for a major league baseball team where every movement is highly scrutinized by the critics”. Mary Norris in her thirty years of service as a copy editor has established a reputation for sternness. She, however, ascribes her sternness to her objective of making authors look good, through the mechanical process of copy editing and query proofreading. Through her diligence as the New York editor, Mary’s work has served to give The New Yorker a distinctive and professional look. Also according to Norris, ? ...
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