Tuesday, January 10, 2012

That's what she said...



Back when I worked at The Old Paragraph Factory, I had an editor teach me to always re-read your writing as if you were a 13-year-old boy.

The idea, or at least one of the ideas, was to catch any accidental penis jokes or sexual innuendo that might have been left in your copy.

Think of it as a 'That's what she said' rule. Don't write anything that leaves the youngest person in the room giggling...

That rule, of course, can apply to just about any copy you write anywhere. You hear that Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts email? The KPAC is advertising the massive organ it just installed in the Helzberg Hall.

Here is email I received today...

To: Wednesday Weekly
From: The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Subject: A magnificent organ, a momentous occasion

Teeheehee....

Sorry, I don't mean to bring down the Classiness of the KPAC and its ... hehe ... organ.



1 comment:

James said...

Is this new hall going to have any large members?