Is this a breadline…or a bread line?
LIKE MOST OF US DESIGNERS, Marc Stumbo also wants to do right by the words. Marc, who’s the Production Editor at The Beacon in Paterson, NJ, writes:
I just had a small rant at our production meeting this week and thought you may want to use it for your blog or your hints. It’s about writers who combine two words to make a word that isn’t a word. For instance:
The list goes on–obviously there are a zillion examples. Usually I see it come from young writers, but one of the columnists we use who’s probably my age and writes for CNS (Catholic News Network) came up with “commonsense” in his column this week. Sorry, that’s not English.
MICHAEL SMITH is an award-winning editor/designer from South Carolina. Despite all the accolades Michael has received, he’s always looking for ways to improve his work. Here, then, are more submissions from Michael for your review and comment.
Notes from Michael:
“March 5, 2009 – I wanted to illustrate the size of the flagpole in relation to the man, but the photos turned out average. A Photoshop trick allowed me to darken a section of the sky and clouds to accommodate the reverse while making a nifty photo illustration.
April 2, 2009 – On this day, I had a big investigative piece about an interstate that doesn’t exist yet. Sometimes, large and simple is more effective. Hence, the I-73 sign with the question mark.
April 9, 2009 – The first of many in-depth investigations of S.C. Accommodation taxes. This story, like the one that followed, was conducive to graphs.
April 16, 2009 – Similar approach to April 9, 2009.”
Good pages here, Michael. Let’s see what others have to say. Comments, folks?