Monday, August 11, 2008

Are You the Bestest?


To celebrate the Oct. 15 release of her book "Things That Make Us [Sic]," Martha Brockenbrough is running a contest to find the best copy editor in the United States.

If you're wondering just how one would measure such a thing, especially given how hard it is to simply find a competent person to fill an opening (remember when we had "openings" to "fill"?), well, so am I, but Martha has her ways. Apparently there's a find-the-errors test, and if you pass that you get to write a little something.

Now, now, don't get too cynical. The contest is in memory of Martha's friend Steve Higgins, a Dow Jones copy editor who died of a brain tumor last year, and 10 percent of the proceeds from the book will go to the Brain Tumor Society.

3 comments:

me said...

Bill,

FYI: When you go to the "contest" page and click on the link to download the entry form, you get a 404.

Daniel

noneemac said...

Works fine for me.
Try the following link:

http://marthabee.com/TTMUS/spoggcontest.pdf

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

There's no way to quantify this. I suspect this will be a popularity contest above all else.

Jim Thomsen