News Law firms The oldest proofreader in town By The Lawyer 4 April 2010 00:00 17 December 2015 16:08 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 6 April 2010 at 15:28 What a nice story – well done and keep it up Mr Frary, and well doen Taylor Wessing ! Reply Link Rural bliss 6 April 2010 at 15:53 What an enjoyable departure from the usual tales of greedy, money-obsessed individuals that’s the standard fare of The Lawyer. (Not that it’s their fault – they merely report what’s now the standard fare of large firm lawyers). Reply Link Anonymous 6 April 2010 at 16:09 I cannot believe that the first reader’s comment and even the article contain typos. Poor form all round! What will Frary say!? Reply Link sophie 6 April 2010 at 16:29 Do I recall correctly that Taylor Wessing are customers of yours? Reply Link Rob Morgan 7 April 2010 at 03:14 Sorry Anonymous, but I think you meant “what WOULD Frary say”. Oh, and “Mr Frary” would be far more courteous. Reply Link Anonymous 7 April 2010 at 09:52 A helpful reminder that many retired lawyers can offer this service. Who, like me, still winces at a split infinitive? Reply Link Susan Singleton 7 April 2010 at 11:26 There is hope for us all yet. I always say I am mid career only at 48. I had a personal reply from the FT’s editor this week when I wrote objecting to the newspaper’s use on the front page of the sentence “The FT will not publish on Good Friday”. It should be a transitive verb and made me wince. As my mother would have said , “Publish what?” Let’s hope the Government does as suggested in the Budget this year and abolish the right of employers to force people out at 65 against their will. Reply Link Anonymous 7 April 2010 at 12:41 I am “Anonymous 1” ! I thank Anon2’s admonishment and correction in respect of my typographical error, but note that others have pointed to his/her errata !). At least I referred to the great man as “Mr Frary” , but would he have preferred to see a full stop after “Mr” ? Reply Link Lord Palmerston 7 April 2010 at 16:12 “At least I referred to the great man as “Mr Frary” , but would he have preferred to see a full stop after “Mr” ?” ‘Mr.’ is commonplace in American English, but not in British English. A full stop is used only when the last letter of the abbreviation is different to the last letter of the abbreviated word, so ‘Dr’ and ‘Revd’ but ‘Prof.’ and ‘Rev.’. Reply Link Anonymous 7 April 2010 at 20:10 I agree with Rural Bliss. What a lovely story and what a nice change from the usual boring articles about grubby corporate drones. Reply Link Anonymous 8 April 2010 at 16:18 Different to? Surely that should be different from? Reply Link Nick Hodgkins, legal editor, Moscow 11 April 2010 at 13:17 “He has survived the Second World War”? Should have had Reg edit this. Reply Link Anonymous 13 February 2011 at 18:48 Sadly Reg died last Tuesday, aged 91. What a wonderful man. Reply Link John Jones, EU translator, Brussels 14 November 2013 at 17:13 I worked with Reg back in the 1970s at the British Standards Institution. He had just as keen an eye and a sharp sense of humour even then. He will surely be missed by many. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.