Tim Coughlin
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Tim Coughlin

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After going to Northeastern for journalism and working at a couple of papers in the Boston area, I dove from the sinking ship that is print journalism and signed up for service aboard the S.S. Bleacher Report in 2008.

I know what you're thinking—"Cut the nautical metaphor already." OK, you land lubber.

Anyway, I now manage the copy editing team here, so if you're reading this to see who changed something in your story, take my word that I mean well.

If you're reading this because you came here wondering about something in the copy editing world, I'll be happy to field feedback on editors via the Editing Evaluation Form and style questions at the Stylebook Question Form at the bottom of the B/R Stylebook:



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  • Sam Lopresti posted 216 days ago

    Sam Lopresti

    Hi Tim, I've tried tinkering with the table on the second slide of my Bilbao vs. Napoli preview, but those weird indents are still there. Not really sure what's making it happen.

  • Joe Tansey posted 283 days ago

    Joe Tansey

    Tim, just saw your message, I'm out of the article and ready for an editor to take a look.

  • Kenny DeJohn posted 315 days ago

    Kenny DeJohn

    Thanks for making that adjustment in record for me, Tim. I should've gone in to double-check. Appreciate it!

  • Peter Panacy posted 329 days ago

    Peter Panacy

    Thanks for helping out Tim. I appreciate all the help!

  • Matt Hutter posted 340 days ago

    Matt Hutter

    Hi Tim, thanks for the edit. Is there a tutorial on using the table feature? I've tried using the table/polls feature before because it looks much better but can never expand the columns beyond 5. You say you can cut/paste in that section, could you tell me how? Thanks!

  • Jaideep Vaidya posted 344 days ago

    Jaideep Vaidya

    Hi Tim,

    Sorry about that. I'm out of the CMS now. You can go ahead. Thanks!

  • R. Cory Smith posted 382 days ago

    R. Cory Smith

    Hey Tim, I really appreciate the edit. I changed that in my other articles but forgot to go back and change that article. Thanks for catching it.

  • Jeremy Eckstein posted 418 days ago

    Jeremy Eckstein

    About the "Parthenon": I noticed this got changed from "Pantheon."

    I wanted it to remain the "Pantheon," which the Romans built. Wish the original editor would have left it alone because it was correct, but now I see you had to go in and add Greeks. (I'm going to leave it as is, but I would have preferred it to have had "Pantheon" and "Romans.")

  • Dilan Ames posted 453 days ago

    Dilan Ames

    Appreciate the edits, Tim. Definitely will take what you said into consideration for the future, thanks for the look over my work. Happy Thursday!

  • Dilan Ames posted 453 days ago

    Dilan Ames

    Tim, I thought that the 59 minute reference was a fun addition when I came across it and I believe it fits just fine. I would appreciate if you would consult me next time before taking out something like that, because I did add it in for a reason and I looked hard to find that stat. I also find it a little confusing on why you would take it out after two other editors looked at it and had no problem with it. Also with the six point or less point, neither editor had an issue with it and I've never had an editor on this site correct that before. Also, to be clear with you, I wasn't criticizing the Patriots at all, I was just entertaining the fact there is a solid chance that they could be the first top seed to fall. there was an argument to be made in my eyes, and I made it. I chose to shift more focus onto the offenses and defenses that their 26th-ranked defense would be facing instead of their defense. The point about Mayo and Wilfork is fine and fits, but I don't feel it adds a whole lot more, at least enough to be worth changing. Appreciate the look, Tim.