Is there life after copy editing?


Every so often, I’ll be talking to someone I work with, or used to work with, and I’ll say I’m living in Ann Arbor, and they say, “Oh, did you know Mark and Keryn are living there now?” Mark and Keryn are ex-Fort Wayne colleagues. He’s a graphics guy, she’s a copy editor.

And I say, “Sure, we had dinner with them a while ago.”

And they’ll say, “I know Mark’s at the News, but what’s Keryn doing these days?” And I’ll say, “Mostly she’s a mom, but she has a part-time job.”

“At the paper?”

“Why, no. She’s Twist ‘n’ Shout. She’s a clown.”

“Get outta here.”

Well, you get outta here. I have evidence.

Posted at 4:08 pm in Uncategorized |

3 responses to “Is there life after copy editing?”

  1. jcb said on December 1, 2003 at 5:37 pm

    I’m adding her to my list of people named “Karen” who don’t go by “Karen” (now in the double digits), unless you tell me it’s that way on her birth certificate.


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  2. deb said on December 1, 2003 at 7:00 pm

    get OUT! i want to see that list.

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  3. Nance said on December 1, 2003 at 9:55 pm

    Actually, her name is pronounced like “Corinne.” Time to start a new list.

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