JD (The Engine Room)

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Sub editor (copy editor)
Location Forest Hill, London, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm a sub editor (copy editor) on a weekly UK magazine and its sister website, based here in London. I have also worked on UK consumer monthlies, including Retro Gamer and Simply Cards & Papercraft, and spent three years teaching English as a foreign language. With my former chief sub Apus, I run The Engine Room, a light-hearted blog on language use, life on a magazine production desk, publishing and the media in general. Grammar-based queries especially welcome...
Interests words, languages, blogging, travelling, food, drink, beer, poetry, journalism, old media, new media, Russia, gigs, song lyrics, publishing, exploring
Favorite Books Fowler's Modern English Usage, Oxford English Dictionary