Bruce Springsteen's hotly awaited new single hit the internet January 19. His (oft-obsessive) fans quickly analyzed the lyrics, seeking even the most minute shades of meaning--no literary critic could be more attentive, it seems, than Bruce's legion of fans. And they found . . . a big goof? What did Bruce get wrong--or right? And what's the deal with calvary and cavalry, anyway?
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Ellen Scordato has 25 years' book publishing experience as an editor, copy editor, proofreader, and managing editor. She's now a partner in The Stonesong Press, a nonfiction book producer and agency. In addition to her work at Stonesong, Ellen has taught grammar, punctuation, and style at the New School for more than 12 years in the English Language Studies department and taught English as a Second Language at Cabrini Immigrant Services and the College of Mount Saint Vincent Language Institute.