Barbara's Random Thoughts

Thursday, February 17, 2005


Editors, copyeditors, and proofreading types do indeed make a difference.

Eleanor Gould Packard, whose questions, comments and admonitions on the proofs of thousands of articles for The New Yorker for 54 years defined for many the care (some writers said obsessiveness) taken in editing the magazine, died Sunday in Manhattan. She was 87.

Said Gould:
"I'll have to stage a faked death and come back to correct my obit."

Link poached from Jeffrey Overstreet.
| posted by Barbara | 9:53 PM