The inessentialness of copy editors
Everyone who knows anything about the Internet, or online journalism, or accounting, knows that copy editors are an expensive luxury. Old news in a new news world. Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post proves the point in his column this week:
The inessentialness of copy editors is underscored by the advent of sophisticated spellchecking systems which have introduced a hole new level of error-free proofreading. No longer can we say that the editor's penis mightier than the sword. The sword's main foe is a computer now, and the computer is up to to the task.