Ok readers, it’s time for a confession. Although all of our submissions are absolutely fantastic, they aren’t always grammar free. So that’s where the loveliest copy editor on the plains comes in, and here she is. Meet Michelle Bangson, The Circle’s very own grammar police and copy editor extraordinaire.
Name: Michelle Bangson
Major: English- Professional Writing
Michelle’s Five Favorites:
1. My boyfriend (the Internet)
2. Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked
3. Listening to “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis on repeat for hours on end
4. X-men movies and occasionally comics (God Bless Chris Claremont)
5. Scrolling through pictures of Harry Styles on Tumblr
What’s your favorite song to sing impromptu karaoke/have a jam session in the car to?
It’s gotta be the grandfather of car-jam songs- “Bohemian Rhapsody”
If your life was made into a movie, which celebrity would you choose to play your role?
Jennifer Lawrence. I’m not saying we act or look even vaguely alike, but I DON’T CARE! I’M THE ONE CASTING THE MOVIE DANGIT.
Do you think you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocolypse? If so, why? If not, why not?
I think I have what it takes to lie on the ground screaming and immediately be bitten by a zombie. But then I would be a zombie. Does that count as surviving? I won’t be dead, I’ll just be undead!
What’s your favorite book?
Quotations from Chairman Mao. Just Kidding. It’s Fifty Shades of Grey. Just kidding. I’m illiterate.
(DISCLAIMER: this answer was a joke, and meant to be sarcastic. Our copy editor is, in fact, literate.)
What’s your favorite piece from past Circles?
I loved the one where Death was smoking Pall Malls. “Rude ‘cuz my brother Sam was a Marlboro man.” (excerpt from Bradley Zellner’s “You’d Think He’d Smoke Blacks)
What’s your favorite part about working for The Circle?
Getting to read ALL THE SUBMISSIONS before anyone else. Also, I like making sure that nobody’s grammar accidents distract readers from their awesome, awesome stories and poems.