Word Nerds: Famous Copy Editors On the Glories of Grammar, Punctuation, and Living a Life of Language
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Capitol Extension Room E2.014
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX

Dot your i’s, cross your t’s, and don’t miss this conversation between American copy editing royalty. Benjamin Dreyer (Dreyer’s English), executive managing editor and copy chief for Random House, and Mary Norris (Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen), copy editor for The New Yorker, share stories from their lives of language. Where did our words come from? How are the rules of language changing? How do they really feel about the Oxford comma?

  • Moderator: Greg Cowles
  • Book Signing: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue

 Benjamin Dreyer, Mary Norris, Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen


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