Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Marilyn Bailey: Former Star Tribune Copy Editor and Freelance Travel Writer

Even almost two decades after she retired, Marilyn Bailey has an eye for copy editing. She notices when a story jumps abruptly to another page or when a name is awkwardly hyphenated at the end of a line.

Bailey grew up in North Dakota, the daughter of German immigrants. She took two years of junior college before transferring to the University of Minnesota, where she joined the Minnesota Daily and worked her way up to news editor. Immediately after graduation in 1954, she started work on the copy desk at the Star Tribune, where she remained until her 1991 retirement.

Note: Because of technical difficulties, this recording is split into two parts.
The first part of the interview is available for download here:

The full transcript is available here:

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