Thursday, July 15, 2010

Today's 10-ft.-pole title

There is a copy editor forum on the website where I do my online article editing. The CEs regularly post titles that appear in their queues that they will not, for a variety of reasons, select to work on.

Our reasons for passing on titles include no familiarity with the topic, a title that contains a question that doesn't appear to be answerable, a particularly vague title, or titles that cause the little man inside to scream, "No way. Stay away from this one."

I just passed on this one: "How to Lose Weight While You Sleep With Vinegar"

Some other copy editor can pick that one and perhaps explore the depraved world of Vinegar's Weight Loss Emporium & Pleasure Palace.