Life Behind the Copy Desk

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Reviewing Mary Norris’s Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen for The New Republic, Julia Holmes reflects on her own experience as a copy editor, as well as her place in the magazine class system.


Alex Norcia is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in VICE, The Millions, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Word Riot, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He is an editor-at-large at The Offing. More from this author →