I Do Know When to Use the En Dash

I found this description of copyeditors in an interview of Steven Pinker in Copyeditor quite amusing:
The copy editor is, in a way, a combination of shaman (who possesses arcane secrets, like when to use an en dash), trusted friend (whose wise advice keeps you out of trouble), and dominatrix (whose demands are both painful and satisfying).
Does that sound like me?

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2 Responses to I Do Know When to Use the En Dash

  1. Bon says:

    I just don’t know how anyone who issues queries could be considered a dominatrix.
    But I do like the description, just the same.

  2. carrieoke says:

    Um, now I *really* want to learn when to use the en dash.

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