Volunteers work smoothly for Operation Santa Clause [sic]

Volunteers work smoothly for Operation Santa Clause [sic] (Tribune-Review [Online])

Dear Santa,

For Christmas, what I need most of all is a good copyeditor.

Love,

Pittsburgh Live.co

Okay, okay… To err is human.

I shouldn’t be so harsh on whoever typed the headline. It’s gloating blog entries like this that annoy professioal professional journalists and make them think of bloggers as “the enemy.” But as I deal with the final crush of rough drafts from my students, I’ve been upbeat and constructive and positive as much as humanly possible, and that takes its toll on a guy.

So I’ve briefly unleashed the unflinching grammar bastard who dwells within. That felt good.

Now it’s time to go back to being Professor Helpful.