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  1. (Please read this as a JOKE, or at least a half-joke, from another freak copy editor.)

    "It was Friday afternoon and we were ready to celebrate." --arguably these clauses are not short enough to omit the necessary comma between them.

    fielding queries, yes.
    fielding comments? hmm.
    fielding changes? grr.

    dust-covered=no hyphen unless placed before a noun

    (why hyphenate copy-edit but not proofread?)

    wash cloth=washcloth

    "connect words to each other"--s/b connect words to one another

    why put 'pure' in quotes when the word is not being used figuratively?

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