“Copy editors being some of the keenest people on earth, they also clean up the messes left by the assigning editor; spot and eliminate logical lapses that would have launched at least 3,000 derisive tweets; vaporize out-of-place modifiers; flag problems with balance and fairness; nail factual errors to the cubicle walls; write headlines and captions; and wish that their colleagues would stop making the same damn style mistakes every time.”
— Erik Wemple, Washington Post article on cutbacks at the New York Times
I might also add that the principle of objectivity is our guiding light. Period. End of story.
Photo: Pressroom of the New York Times. (Wikimedia Commons)