Wednesday, November 30, 2005

It's all in the wrist

My neighbor asked me how work was going.
I said it was okay and that I was taking a copyediting course.

He looked thoughtful for a moment and then asked,
"What kind of software do you use for copyediting?"

So I explained that people really don't use software to copyedit;
it is something done with brainpower.

"So, you do it by hand?" was his response.

His tone made it into an archaic activity, like churning butter.

Actually, I could see that on a t-shirt: Copyeditors Do It By Hand.

1 comment:

Issiata said...

ROTF, LMBO! Too funny! And you know most publishing ppl get that.