Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Occupational Hazard

I have several fellow editors―my kindred spirits―with whom I share my editing experiences. They do the same, and some days seem to be primarily comprised of a nonstop flow of emails among us.

Many of our messages deal with the trivia and esoterica of editing style and such. But most of those emails reflect our reactions to what we're working on and the negative emotions (for example, disbelief, anger, frustration, disappointment) resulting from our work.

This image should be part of our email signatures: