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Get ready, writers and editors: We take a look inside the newest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and discuss its most attention-grabbing new rules with Carol Fisher Saller.

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“Anyone who has deadlines should also have a dictionary.” So writes Carol Fisher Saller in her book “The Subversive Copy Editor.” Saller returns to Chicago Tonight with some simple advice.

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A visit from Carol Fisher Saller, the Subversive Copy Editor. She's here to help us make peace with changes to the English language.

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Carol Fisher Saller

The "Subversive Copy Editor" discusses tips for navigating the often-tricky process of editing someone else's work.

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Carol Fisher Saller

Split infinitives, over versus more than, and passive voice—fewer things have a tendency to launch otherwise reasonable people into a lengthy professorial lecture than real or perceived violations of immutable grammar and style rules.

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Carol Fisher Saller

The Subversive Copy Editor (aka Carol Fisher Saller) returns to "Chicago Tonight," and she’s got her sights set on zombies. Zombie rules, to be specific. You know, those rules people cling on to that need to be buried once and for all. What grammar rules (or habits) make your skin crawl? Let us know–we may use your question on the show.

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Carol Fisher Saller

Carol Fisher Saller's principles of copy editing might surprise anyone who's ever tussled with an editor over a piece of writing. She argues communication and collaboration between writer and editor are key; style rules are useful guidelines, not the straps of a straitjacket; and that language's evolution isn't anything to rail against. She joins Chicago Tonight. 

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Carol Fisher Saller's principles of copy editing might surprise anyone who's ever tussled with an editor over a piece of writing. She argues communication and collaboration between writer and editor are key; style rules are useful guidelines, not the straps of a straitjacket; and that language's evolution isn't anything to rail against. She joins Chicago Tonight.