What editors do–confessions edition

Friend of Agate Carol Fisher Saller, aka The Subversive Copyeditor, lets it all hang out and invites her professional peers to do so as well. Mistakes have been made, apparently. Thank you, Carol, as always, for leading by example.

Here in Chicago we have to work at celebrating the advent of spring. Even typing in my subzero office is challenging—thank god for fingerless gloves. So my idea is this: in the spirit of spring cleaning, since there’s no way I’m throwing my mattresses out in the snow, let’s air our consciences instead. Let’s confess our copyediting sins! I’ll stop at three. (Not that I have more . . .)

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