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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Psalm inspired by an editor



Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of editors
I will fear no red pen; For AP style is with me
Grammar and spell check comfort me.
A table and bar await despite the scoffers;
My byline awaits, my cup will overflow.
Surely short words and graphs will bless me
And I will revel in deadlines beaten forever.

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