Editor of Santa Fe Reporter Blogs on "Ethical Editing"

may 6, 2005  11:12 am
Julia Goldberg ignited a brushfire on the Editing mailing list earlier this week when she sought advice regarding an angry letter sent by a teacher who was upset by a recent article in the Reporter about her school (which Goldberg felt she had "completely misunderstood"). The letter contained the kind of spelling and grammatical errors that the Reporter would normally correct for publication. What should she do? Most AAN editors advised her to avoid vindictiveness and adhere to the paper's regular letters policy. She took their advice and corrected the mistakes, and saved her revenge for her blog.