April 23, 2009

In praise of proofreaders

What is it about proofreaders? They're like angels sent from heaven, with a Chicago Manual of Style for a harp.

Without exception, every one I've ever worked with has been infinitely kind, patient, smart, diligent, and hawk-eyed. Usually quiet and always willing to go the extra mile--stay the extra hour--to get that 3-inch docket out the door, proofreaders are the unsung heros of the creative department. Many a time my spelling-challenged butt has been saved by those scouring eyes, that infinite knowledge of even the most obscure of grammar rules.

So hats off to you, proofreaders. I hope we do enough to let you know how important you are.

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