Patricia Cole, a copy editor at real estate news service CoStar Group, died Friday at the age of 46.
Bill Chappell of NPR writes, “Patricia had a knack for writing strong headlines, which won her first place in a 2012 national contest. She then became a judge for headline competitions run by ACES: The Society for Editing.
“She also sought out moments of delight — a vital habit that has helped many journalists cope with stress and fatigue.
“‘Among my favorite newsroom moments with Patricia would be the Saturdays when I’d stop by her desk to offer her fave — some Earl Grey tea and some of my Bajan tea biscuits,’ said her close friend Maquita Peters, an NPR senior editor. ‘Her face would light up as she sprung to her feet and hugged me.'”
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