The Union publisher Hemig needs to learn punctuation before he can retire

Jim writes: “On Super Bowl Sunday Frank had a great party with friends and family and a keg from Ol’ Republic — where he is on a first name basis with the Nevada City brewery owners.”

Now Jim it’s “ol’ Republic Brewery,” with a lower case “ol.” Those of us who are careful know that.

You need to learn to pay attention to details like this before you can hope to retire.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “The Union publisher Hemig needs to learn punctuation before he can retire”

    1. Next we’ll be treated to a column by Hemig asking us to buy local. Just so we’re clear, a German made bicycle that sells at over $7000 (with tax) is within reach of who exactly?

    1. Here’s an example of a sad sack:
      Commenting on Todd’s blog on a Saturday night: “Michael R. KestiMarch 12, 2016 at 10:40 PM”

  1. The trolls on Todd’s blog adore The Union publisher (because he carries their political water), which is enough of a statement. But they don’t seem to understand the difference between starting sentences with capital letters like “O” (not lower case ones like “o”), or the difference between a typo on a blog and a commercial, subscription-based publication. In the last reader survey, the Union’s readers ranked typos and errors and as major problem. Go figure!

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