30 Copy Editors Tell Us Their Pet Peeves


enhanced-19207-1427933042-15Here’s a little Friday jolly for all of the editors from our degrees.

Nothing is more hair-pull inducing than improper use of grammar.  Just ask an editor.  Which is just what Buzzfeed did recently at the American Copy Editors Society conference.  They asked them to write down their biggest pet peeve and the results are both entertaining and enlightening.

While my colleague at another college celebrated number 11, I fully stand by number 29.  Though number 30 follows with a valid response.

Click here for the wisdom and humor that comes from editorial acuity, a skill often overlooked yet integral to a writer’s career.