Have you seen this National Post article about the demise of “lowly” copy editors? When I read it, the Monty Python refrain “Not dead yet!” popped into my brain…followed by “but deeply undervalued.” This was, of course, after I gagged on the characterization of copy editors as second-rate editors and social misfits, among other stereotypes – seriously?!
Copy editors are far from the only people who think copy editing is important — and our jobs go way beyond spellchecking and enforcing style guides, as countless grateful writers and “real editors” will attest.
|Simone Abrahamsohn says:|