One of the best things about spending 20 years in newspapers is getting to work with people like copy editor John E. McIntyre. He worked at The Sun for 23 years, including 14 years as head of the copy desk.
John was the last line of defense against errors -- or outright stupidity -- getting into print. And that line of defense was well-fortified.
It was not at all unusual to get a midnight call from the copy desk, beginning with, " We have a little question about something in your caption..."
And more often than not, it was your sleepy butt they were saving. Read more »