Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bill Walsh, 1961-2017

Bill Walsh, a Washington Post copy editor who wrote three irreverent books about his craft, noting evolutions and devolutions of language, the indispensability of hyphens and his hostility toward semicolons, and distinctions - for the sake of clarity - between Playboy Playmates and Playboy Bunnies, died March 15 at a hospice center in Arlington, Va. He was 55.

Read the full Washington Post obituary

ACES is establishing a Bill Walsh Scholarship to support students interested in a career in news editing.

Donate to the ACES Bill Walsh Scholarship

(Note from the Mrs.: Thank you to all who have sent messages of condolences. It has been heartbreaking to lose Bill, but the genuine outpouring to his death has been a source of tremendous comfort.)