In 31 years at the Post-Dispatch, he started as a reporter and rewrite man
So I'd call his extension and be his rewrite man
, turning his notes into prose while our coworkers walked by us wondering, "Are they on the phone WITH EACH OTHER?
Linscott worked as the Globe's rewrite man
from 1943 until he retired in 1980.
As a rewrite man
, he could turn a phrase that would snap you out of your socks when you read it.
Yet, unlike most scribes in the million-dollar club, Koepp is not a rewrite man
, nor does he ensure bling by churning out sequels ("Lost World" excepted).
Or he could hire a rewrite man
, who this time is Los Angeles-area author Rick Hill.
A wire cage protected the light fixture from my hands, hence the need to use my feet while hoping the AT&T operator would assume she was hearing lust the usual riot background--the paint and linoleum store across the street was certainly burning merrily--while I used my best blend of mid-Atlantic accent, calm authority and blatant flattery to assure her that the safety of the United States and her own dear family would not be jeopardized if she let me talk for ten minutes to a rewrite man
at The Globe.
I've been a reporter, rewrite man
, columnist, editorial writer, and just about every kind of editor there is.
Laurice finds herself aged and unloved; Simon left a career in the administration to become a publisher and failed, disappearing finally into Africa with his broken dreams and his alcoholism; Rene, destined for a career in literature, has become a night rewrite man
in a press agency, a veilleur.
He was obliged to go back to a job as a reporter and rewrite man
Time's reporter, Andrea Dabrowski, or the rewrite man
, Michael Serrill, even claimed that Fidel "is regarded by many of his peers as the main impediment" to Latin American integration.
I was his personal rewrite man
for many years and we had a good relationship," Pepper recalled.