why_we_have_editors

  • I use commas the way the B29 dropped bombs: let them loose to fall where they may, and hope they land where you want them.
  • I can’t spell names I invented.
  • I string together sentences longer than some short stories.

This is why we have editors.

  • I overuse ellipses like I bought them on sale in bulk.
  • I hyphenate words that should be a single word.
  • I run together words that should be hyphenated or separate.

This is why we have editors.

  • I type ‘and’ instead of ‘an’ and reverse ‘me’ and ‘my’ with no discernible pattern.
  • I put the backs of my sentences at the front.
  • I add redundant words when I’ve already made my point clear.

This is why we have editors.

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