clown running from an elephant stepping on a car

Editing the Hooey: When You Don’t Respect the Material

When should you and when should you not edit ludicrous materials? And we don’t mean the funny-haha stuff. Does the editor’s code of ethics preclude the editing of hooey or require it? Weigh the factors in my How To column at Copyediting.com:

  • Who Edits Hooey
  • Who Doesn’t Edit Hooey
  • What Is Hooey
  • The Problem With Hooey

Do you edit hooey? Would you; have you? Is it fun or do you have to use coping strategies? Leave a comment below, or join us over on Facebook or Twitter.

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

clown running from an elephant stepping on a car

 Photo by David Blackwell, used under CC BY-2.0 license. 

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