Once I was a copy editor
I just returned home from three days in northwestern Pennsylvania — the hinterlands, some call it. It’s a gorgeous land of rolling hills and small dairy farms and blue collar, salt-of-the-earth type folks.
Anyway, I read an article today that almost made me nostalgic for my days as a harried copy editor at the local paper. Let’s just say I loved the work, but I didn’t so much love the job. The article is by Lori Fradkin. Even if you’re not all that into grammar and em dashes and such, it’s a fun read.