I wish this meant fun competition for copy editors, but no: apparently there is some kind of international sports thingy going on right now — if my Facebook feed is any indication. If you haven’t guessed, there is little I am less interested in than organized sports. “Reality” TV shows, perhaps. But since sports are so popular, I thought I’d check out what advice The Canadian Press Stylebook had to give about copy editing sports stories.
Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.
Seriously, whenever I read a sports analogy, I have to think “oh, that has something to do with sports. I wonder if it means it’s a good thing or a bad thing.” I may be in the minority, but please do consider your audience when you choose to use analogies. In exchange, I promise never to edit anything to do with sports.
Photo by Danumrthi Mahendra used under CC BY-2.0 license.