Say, here's a fun fact I just came across -- something that will strike awe in the heart of every editor who has ever taken a name like the California Institute for the Study of Polyunsaturated Fats on Rodents and Other Small High- and Low-Productivity Mammals and Some Reptiles to and chopped it down to just "the institute."
I'll present it in the form of a little trivia quiz. According to Wikipedia, whose name is this: María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten?
Answer: Someone who pared her whole identity down to just two syllables. You know her as Charo.
And, on behalf of editors everywhere, I say bravo and coochie-coochie.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Queen of Extreme Editing
Posted by June Casagrande at 5:23 PM
Labels: brevity, charo, conciseness, copy editing, editing
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