SF Chronicle biz copy editor dies at 60
August Maggy, a copy editor for the San Francisco Chronicle’s business section, died after an illness. He was 60.
An obituary in the Saturday Chronicle stated, “Mr. Maggy had been a copy editor for The Chronicle for almost 23 years, most recently for the Business section. Colleagues said he took pride in being an ‘old-school journalist’ and was a stickler on points of story clarity and grammar.
“‘I learned a great deal from his sometimes pointed questions about newspapering and business journalism, and I came to respect his views greatly, especially because I knew they came from experience and a long institutional memory,’ said Business Editor Ken Howe.
“A lifelong Californian who was born in Stockton, Mr. Maggy worked as a news editor at the Richmond Independent and its later incarnation, the Contra Costa Independent, from 1969 until the newspaper folded in spring 1984. He was a copy editor at the Vallejo Times-Herald for a brief time, then joined The Chronicle in July 1984.”
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