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An illustration for a book on copyediting. There were six illustrations altogether. You can see them all by scrolling down.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

You can read details about the book commission and see
how the cat character was developed in this post.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

cat with sunglasses pencil shovel digging grave holding up skull alas poor yorick failed copywriter because he used passive voice be verbs

blank vertical space, 16 pixels highcat with sunglasses reading into microphone to see how copy sounds loudspeaker blasting passing bird

blank vertical space, 16 pixels highcat with sunglasses pacing by pencil street sign corner of Voice and Tense worrying what pronoun to use

blank vertical space, 16 pixels highcat with sunglasses holding pencil missile launcher taking aim at jargon which good copywriter avoids

blank vertical space, 16 pixels highcat with sunglasses playing guitar with pencil neck fretboard use active voice not passive

blank vertical space, 16 pixels highcat with sunglasses making muscle with arm tail holding big ax with pencil handle ready to edit copy make cuts

 

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