Copyediting-L is an email discussion list for editors and other defenders of the English language who want to talk about anything related to editing: sticky style issues; philosophy of editing; newspaper, technical, and other specialized editing; reference books; client relations; Internet resources; electronic editing and software; freelance issues; and so on.Carol Roberts started the list at Cornell University in December 1992 and passed ownership of the list to Beth Goelzer Lyons.Subsequent references to The default mail setting is digest, which means that you will receive one or more digests. To make the list posts easier to manage and to improve timeliness, the list owners enthusiastically recommend changing your account settings to receive individual messages.All digests from the previous day are sent at 6 a.m. See “Managing Your Subscription (Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Etc.)” to learn how to make changes to your subscription, including unsubscribing.Copyediting-L is not an editing service or business and does not employ anyone.Copyediting-L also is not a professional association for editors; it is an email discussion list only. We do not maintain a directory of members, although we do maintain a list of subscribers who are freelancers (see the "Freelancers" tab on this website).Copyediting-L and Copyediting-Off-list-L material may not be used anywhere online, or in material to be published in any manner, without the permission of the author or authors, who retain full copyright to their words, and without crediting the author or authors.Even if you believe that reposting elsewhere a snippet of someone's post from either email list might constitute fair use under U. copyright laws, you are expected, as a condition of remaining a subscriber to the lists, to obtain permission from the original poster or posters before reposting the information—with credit to the source(s)—elsewhere. These guidelines are subject to interpretation by the list owners, who make every effort to apply them consistently and fairly.
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Katharine became the sole list owner in February 2016.
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In December 1992, Carol Roberts started this list at Cornell University. Bill Blinn and Jane Lyle served as list co-owners from the late 1990s through 2013.
Katharine O'Moore-Klopf and John Renish became the list co-owners at the end of 2013, and then Katharine became the sole list owner in February 2016.
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