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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x76 Mary Norris: The Nit-picking Glory Of The New Yorker's Comma Queen
TV-PG

  • 2016-04-15T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

'Copy editing for The New Yorker is like playing shortstop for a Major League Baseball team - every little movement gets picked over by the critics,' says Mary Norris, who has played the position for more than thirty years. In that time, she's gotten a reputation for sternness and for being a 'comma maniac,' but this is unfounded, she says. Above all, her work is aimed at one thing: making authors look good. Explore The New Yorker's distinctive style with the person who knows it best in this charming talk.

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