Today I received a copy of the copy editor’s notes so that I could see every change that she recommended. There are tons of them. On every page. I expected it. But still, as I’ve looked over a few of the pages, I can’t help but to think »Damn, she’s good!«

Jeremy Zawodny: Copy Editors Are Amazing

If anybody ever tells you that you’re using the language incorrectly, just yell ‘prescriptive grammarian!’ at the top of your voice and all the linguists in the building will run over and surround the guy… and then they’ll rough him up

Chris Clark i kommentarerna till Mark Pilgrims The first thing we do, let’s shoot all the copy editors