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The grammar geeks

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Merrill Perlman, and Lisa McLendon both have a passion for language. They join Kerri to discuss their work and their observations of our evolving language.

Merrill Perlman is a consultant who works with news organizations, private companies and journalism organizations, specializing in editing and the English language. She spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs ranging from copyeditor to director of copy desks, in charge of all 150-plus copy editors at The Times. Her blog, The Language Corner, is featured on the Columbia Journalism Review website.

Lisa McLendon is Deputy News Desk Chief at The Wichita Eagle, vice president of the American Copy Editors Society and author of the blog, 

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