Jean Yamamura
Paul Wellman

CONFECTIONATELY YOURS: Donut take the new Opinions editor for a cupcake. Dangling modifiers and fudgy facts are things with which Jean Yamamura will not put up. A proofreader and copy editor since 1997 who reliably bought donuts for the newsroom staff when we hit our deadlines, Yamamura grew up in a household that revered the Los Angeles Times and Rafu Shimpo, Little Tokyo’s Japanese-language daily. Whereas staff writers are used to being edited, Yamamura has learned that those who submit material are not always used to the give and take of newspaper production. But fret not. Send your letters, your columns, your corrections, your In Memoriams, and your Voices. Yamamura’s exacting standards will only improve your prose; the jury is still out, however, on whether she’ll buy you donuts.


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