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Mary Norris (copy editor)

Mary Norris
Born (1952-02-07) February 7, 1952 (age 66)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Alma mater Rutgers University
University of Vermont
Occupation Copy editor, writer, author

Mary Norris (born February 7, 1952) is an American author, writer and copy editor for The New Yorker.


Early lifeEdit

Mary Norris was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1974. She earned a masters in English from the University of Vermont.[1]


Norris joined the editorial staff at The New Yorker in 1978. She has been a query proofreader at the magazine since 1993. She has also been a contributor to "The Talk of the Town" and The New Yorker website.[2][3][4]

Her first book, Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, was published by W. W. Norton & Co on April 6, 2015.[5][6] She gave a TED talk at TED2016 on the same topic.[7][8]


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