By nature editors hate error, but by vocation they are called to deal with it daily

Andy Naselli —  February 12, 2013 — 1 Comment

I’ve been doing a lot copy-editing over the last seven years. This made me laugh:

By nature editors hate error, but by vocation they are called to deal with it daily. And painfully enough, it is sometimes their own.

Daniel G. Reid, “Commentaries and Commentators from a Publisher’s Perspective,” On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries: Festschrift for Grant R. Osborne on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday (ed. Stanley E. Porter and Eckhard J. Schnabel; Texts and Editions for New Testament Study 8; Leiden: Brill, 2013), 464.

One response to By nature editors hate error, but by vocation they are called to deal with it daily

  1. Reminds me of paper grading. I often have to erase something that I wrote about a student’s error.

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