John McIntyre, whom James Wolcott calls "the Dave Brubeck of the art and craft of copy editing," writes on language, editing, journalism, and other manifestations of human frailty. Comments welcome. Identifying his errors relieves him of the burden of omniscience. Write to, befriend at Facebook, or follow at Twitter: @johnemcintyre. Back 2009-2012 at the original site, and now at

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shameless filial promotion

It would not be appropriate for me to shill for a business on my blog at, though you are certainly encouraged to go there for the ruminations on language, journalism, and other weighty and not-so-weighty topics (among the latter, the Joke of the Week). But I have to mention that my son, J.P., has joined the staff at the Parkside on Harford Road as a cook, and your custom there would not be misplaced. Go for the bar; stay for the grub.

1 comment:

  1. I wish they could bring back hot metal make-up. It was a highly skilled job to make-up a page, run a linotype, ludlow machine, proofread, set ads and make much more money than the "editors". Time marches on.