A Copyediting Carol – The Scholarly Kitchen

With the winter holidays approaching, it’s essential to acknowledge these amongst us most deserving of celebrations. Sure, that’s proper, I’m speaking in regards to the copyeditors on the market who preserve our prose purposeful. Discover right here an exploration of precisely the place the comma ought to go in the traditional English Christmas carol (courting again to at the very least 1760), “God Relaxation Ye Merry Gents”. Be at liberty to sing alongside and “uncover how the commas form the prose.”

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Marketing consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique administration consulting agency targeted on strategic points associated to skilled and tutorial publishing and knowledge companies. Beforehand, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Coverage for Oxford College Press. He oversaw journal coverage throughout OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an data officer. David acquired and managed a collection of analysis society-owned journals with OUP, and earlier than that was the Government Editor for Chilly Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, the place he created and edited new science books and journals, together with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Administrators for the STM Affiliation, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., in addition to The AAP-PSP Government Council. David obtained his PhD in Genetics from Columbia College and did developmental neuroscience analysis at Caltech earlier than transferring from the bench to publishing.

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