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33 Struggles Only Copy Editors Will Understand

I got 99 problems but a serial comma ain't one.

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5. You often have to handle very sensitive questions and requests from your colleagues and boss.

Getting an email from your editor-in-chief asking if blow job is really two words is why I do what I do every day

Emmy Jo Favilla@em_dash3Follow

Getting an email from your editor-in-chief asking if blow job is really two words is why I do what I do every day

3:35 PM - 07 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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16. You'd rather condemn yourself to a life of wearing nothing but Justin Bieber T-shirts than read a sentence wherein someone will "try and do something" ever again.

Attention English speaking humans: You "try to do something," not "try and do something." If you're doing it, you've succeeded in trying.

Adam B. Vary@adambvaryFollow

Attention English speaking humans: You "try to do something," not "try and do something." If you're doing it, you've succeeded in trying.

4:46 PM - 29 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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18. The type-A tendencies that make you a great editor often spill over into other aspects of your life — you're crazy organized or can't stand mess.

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