My Pulp recap of ‘Comma Queen’ and New Yorker copyeditor Mary Norris’ talk at AADL

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On Sunday, New Yorker copyeditor Mary Norris talked about her book, “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.” (Photo by Jenn McKee)

At one point during Sunday afternoon’s 90 minute talk at Ann Arbor’s downtown library, Mary Norris, an author and a copyeditor for The New Yorker, said, “I’m with my people.”

As if to paint this as a vast understatement, an audience member (and fellow copywriter), during the Q&A portion of the program, held up a box of Palamino Blackwing pencils – which Norris had just noted as her copyediting instrument of choice – and proclaimed, “Blackwing 602s rock!”

More than 100 people showed up to hear from Norris about her new book, Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, and ask questions about semi-colons, non-gendered singular pronouns, “insure” vs. “ensure,” and more. READ THE REST HERE

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