Things I Heard In My Editing Class

My editing class has progressed to actual editing, now. We are editing things from two of our school’s journals and something else. I’m not sure where that one came from but it’s entertaining, at least…

“This person wrote s-o-u-l-d. That is not a word. They used it twice and the context doesn’t make sense. What are they trying to say?!

“Is a stack still a stack if there’s something in the middle?”
“No, that’s like a pancake sandwich with eggs in the middle.”
“Dammit, now I want pancakes…”

“This bimbo put all these commas all up in here! There is no need for them! Did Shatner write this?!”

“This person’s missing a source. They’re missing two sources. They’re missing– Dammit! Where are the sources?”

“I don’t know who this is but I’m gonna slap a hoe!”

“This person used the word ‘individual’ seventeen times in four pages.”
“Seventeen individual times!”
“STOP IT.”

“Is this a different size font?” *staring intently at page* “It isn’t a different size font, it’s an entirely different font.”

“What’s the signal for ‘two minute warning?’ I haven’t watched football in forever…”
“I think the question ‘what’s the signal for two minute warning’ is the signal for two minute warning in this case.”

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