Some lessons are harder to learn than others. Unfortunately for new copyeditors, sometimes the only way to recognize bad habits is to get slammed a few times by writers pushing back or by supervisors writing stet all over the copy. So let me save you some grief and humiliation! Here are three bad habits I identified the hard way as a young editor.
Q.Have you seen big changes in what young people want to read over the course of your career as a bookseller turned librarian?
Nathan Fulcher teaches African American literature, English, and English composition at Santa Monica High School in California. He is currently pursuing a master’s in educational technology at California State University–Fullerton.
In honor of back to school time, we sat down with two experienced English teachers to find out what’s going on in the modern classroom. Bonnie Sunstein and Amy Shoultz are both English professors at the University of Iowa and both have years of experience teaching in classrooms. We talked to them on the phone…