Copywriters/humorists of AskMe, help me with some pithy phrases?
April 19, 2016 4:26 PM   Subscribe

I need help with some very short phrases for some promotional buttons I need to make. Help me?

I need to make some promotional buttons for my business as a freelance book editor. I'm mostly a copy editor, so it's lots to do with grammar and sentence structure and the like. The phrases "word nerd" and "grammar girl" come to mind (though I don't think I can use the second because there's already an official Grammar Girl out there).

Help me think up some more phrases or mottos? I'm looking for cute and pithy and cheery and funny. If it makes a difference, I mostly work in a very female-dominated genre (romance). (No snark about romance, please.)
posted by BlahLaLa to Writing & Language (20 answers total)
 
"Need an editor?"
posted by amtho at 4:37 PM on April 19, 2016


"Need an edditor?" may be funnier.
posted by nkknkk at 4:40 PM on April 19, 2016 [11 favorites]


Ask me about semicolons
posted by jabes at 4:44 PM on April 19, 2016


Bad grammar makes me [sic].
posted by vunder at 4:51 PM on April 19, 2016 [12 favorites]


Fixing dangling participles since 2009.

(Sorry, not pithy but slogan idea)
posted by raider at 4:58 PM on April 19, 2016


Books R Us

Editor, not Redditer

You Write It, I Edit It

Let me fix your typos

Write prose? Want no typos?

Prose Perfected Here

I got your grammar right here
posted by Michele in California at 4:58 PM on April 19, 2016


"100% Proofed"
"Reign In Your Purple"
"Drafty loosey?, Write-y Tighty!"
"Edit? You Said It!"
"It's In The Pudding"
"Why Use Amateurs? You Need Prose!"
"An Editrix Will Fix Your Mistix"
posted by Jon Mitchell at 5:04 PM on April 19, 2016 [11 favorites]


I ♥ TYPOS
posted by jessamyn at 5:17 PM on April 19, 2016 [8 favorites]


as above but with a variety of different emoticons instead of (as well as) ♥.
posted by andrewcooke at 5:39 PM on April 19, 2016


Whom You Gonna Call?
posted by babelfish at 6:09 PM on April 19, 2016 [5 favorites]


Word Perfect

Heavy Pedantry

Grammar? Hardly know 'er.

Dot your i's, cross your t's and think of England.

A rewording pursuit
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:18 PM on April 19, 2016


Fourth Brontë Sister
Manuscript Eater

If you do Romance/Horror crossover:

Lovedraftian
posted by prewar lemonade at 6:37 PM on April 19, 2016


If you're bothered by incomplete sentences.
posted by 23skidoo at 8:25 PM on April 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


WordWoman
CopyQueen
CopyShoppy
CopyMoppy
CopyCop
LexiCop
GrammarGal
Grammarous
Glammarous
posted by Dansaman at 8:39 PM on April 19, 2016


Image of Clippy.

"Hey! I looks like you're about to write..."
posted by qcubed at 9:47 PM on April 19, 2016


Oh, wait, you want more business...
posted by qcubed at 9:47 PM on April 19, 2016


Want more business?

I need an edditor.
posted by qcubed at 9:48 PM on April 19, 2016


Heroic Editor Available
Helpful Editorial Assistance

Me + Your Copy = OTP (but that's more of a fanfic term?)

I edit both genres: Contemporary and Historical!
posted by Shmuel510 at 11:11 PM on April 19, 2016


Typos Before Prose
Split Corsets, Not Infinitives

...honestly I thought I could come up with more than this, but I haven't had my coffee yet. Hope this helps!
posted by helloimjennsco at 6:16 AM on April 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thank you so much, people. So many great ones, but had to best "An Editrix Will Fix Your Mistix" because it made me laugh out loud. And also GrammarGal which will work perfectly.
posted by BlahLaLa at 9:04 AM on April 20, 2016


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