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Copy Editor

Bell Curve

1
5%

You’re that guy who corrected "Shiite." Might have helped if you had spent more time reading Newsweek and less time reading Mad.

2
25%

You work for a small, struggling publishing firm, and they put you in a converted closet with the dimmest fluorescent lighting on Earth. You miss the occasional correction, but mainly because you can't really see what you're doing.

3
50%

You're one of the head copy editors for a small regional newspaper. Things are going great for you! Until the last of the newspapers finally dies, in which case you're going to have to find something else to do.

4
75%

You're employed by a national fashion magazine to edit copy before it goes to print. It's a great gig, you just wish they'd let you spend more time looking at the pictures.

5
95%

You're the senior copy editor for the largest publishing firm in the world. You're the best and most successful at what you do—and yet you’re still having to cross out "your" and write "you're."

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