Saturday, March 24, 2007

August Maggy, 60, a stickler for clarity

Longtime Chronicle copy editor August Maggy, who was regarded by colleagues as a stickler for clarity and grammar, died at his home in El Sobrante on Wednesday (March 20) after a long illness at age 60, according to an obit that appeared today in the Chron. Maggy had been a copy editor at the Chronicle since 1984, arriving there from the Richmond Independent. The Independent's former editor, Tim Porter, said: "He cared about journalism, he cared about doing good work, and he cared about his colleagues. It doesn't get much better than that in a newsroom." (Chronicle photo by Jerry Telfer.)

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