The Things Writers Say to Editors

There was that one writer who, in overriding a copy editor’s attempt to repair one of his godawful sentences, sniffily noted “It’s called style” in the margin. And the one who, in response to a perfectly demure piece of editorial advice, scrawled in what was either red crayon or blood, “WRITE YOUR OWN FUCKING BOOK.”

—From Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

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