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Brian White is the creator of Talk Wordy to Me, a blog on words, editing and other oddities. He works as a copy editor in the sports department of The Courier-Journal in Louisville. You can follow him on Twitter @talkwordy.

10 Blogs for Word Nerds and Editing Geeks

After Deadline

This is the New York Times' weekly newsroom critique, and it's always interesting to read what they're thinking about when it comes to language and usage.

CJR: Language Corner

Merrill Perlman, the former copy desk chief at the New York Times, now writes an interesting weekly column for the Columbia Journalism Review.

English FAIL Blog

A blog of funny mistakes.


The blog of Nancy Friedman, who runs a word-consulting firm. She often writes about word trends in marketing and elsewhere.

Schott's Vocab

A New York Times blog that highlights interesting words in the news.

The Editor's Desk

The blog of Andy Bechtel, a copy editor who teaches at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Engine Room

A British sub editor's blog that gives an interesting take from the other side of the Atlantic. Sub editor is what the Brits call copy editors.

Watch Yer Language

The blog of Craig Lancaster, who runs the editing desk and sports department at The Billings Gazette in Montana.

Words to The Wise

The blog of Kathy Schenck, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's assistant managing editor for the copy desks.

You Don't Say

John McIntyre, the former copy desk chief at the Baltimore Sun, is the best and most sensible writer about editing on the Web. And he's funny, too.