Chicago style manual: prerequisite even for job in porn publishing

Like Dana, I loathe Vice Magazine. But she recommends Chris Nieratko’s Vice piece, “Lying Homo,” about his stint as a “copy editor/ghostwriter/ad designer for a series of gay porn magazines and three straight porn publications aimed at a more mature audience.” It’s a riot, provided you can stomach the accompanying photos:

There was the flamboyant gay editor who could barely speak English—let alone use grammar correctly; the standard office whore; and a bitter old copy editor who had been with the company for decades. His office doubled as the storeroom, and every time he saw me he screamed, “I hope you know The Chicago Manual of Style! We don’t use that pussy New York one!”


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