Posted by: Jack Henry | April 27, 2022

Editor’s Corner: Special Edition

Dear Editor’s Corner readers,

Today is a special day to me. It is the 10th anniversary of the Editor’s Corner. The blog started out as an email that I’d send to the technical writers in our department, trying to provide them helpful hints on writing. It slowly expanded, and with the help of my former manager, Shawn Albert Shepard, we created a blog.

I used to write daily articles and was soon joined by my fellow editors: Donna Bradley Burcher, Jackie Solano, and for a time my current manager, Ben Ritter. Now it is just me and Donna, and we only contact you twice a week. It is still our goal to keep you informed about writing, English, new words and old. We aim to keep it entertaining so you don’t associate proper punctuation and word usage with grammar nightmares.

I just want to thank all of you for your input, reading, and responses over the years. This remains one of my favorite parts of the job.

Regarding the haiku contest, well, we have some other things to celebrate. I received over 100 haiku—funny, sad, contemplative, angry, hilarious, and some not fit for print (at work, anyway). Some of the best were in the last category, so I added another prize for the submitter who made me spit out my water.

Here are the winners and their prizes (the first two won randomly from a spinning wheel of names).

  • Jolie (A friend of a coworker) – The Disheveled Dictionary
  • Keith Slayton (So many entries, most of them publishable) – He Smokes Like a Fish and Other Malaphors
  • Kristin Halvin (You know what you did) – Comma Sutra: Position Yourself for Success with Good Grammar

Over the next month, I will share the haiku submissions with you. Well done, everyone!

Courtesy of Joe Warren

Kara Church

Pronouns: she/her

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