Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Moments in Copy Editing
As of now, the program is slated to continue till Dec. 1.
The program is slated to continue till Dec. 1.
"As of now" crops up in my own speech and writing. But I never realized today how detestable it is, at least in journalistic writing. (It's like I'm having some kind of hate epiphany.) In journalism, where economy of words is a virtue, "as of now" is ridiculously obvious and adds nothing but a speed bump.
Hope I can learn from this one ...