They get what they ask for and if they are new-to-me I look to their instructions for style before reporting or just provide the most plain vanilla.
I don't have to be right, I just don't want to be bothered and I want to be paid.
I used a word once and was told that there was no such word. I forwarded a link toit in the OED. I was tempted to suggest that it is good form for editors to be familar with words which exist.
It's the Kinesis editor who rubber stamps "Minor grammatical errors" on every shop for Company A that gets under my skin. Do your job and actually read my reports; if there is indeed a mistake, let me know so I don't make it again. I think she's just a lazy ^&*(% and stamps them all the same. Because of this, I don't take Company A's shops without a bonus -- even though they're fairly easy. It just sticks in my craw.@Flash wrote:
When I am told 'minor grammatical errors' I assume I have either inadvertently done something with number or turned what should have been two sentences into one garbled one. I'm not going to argue with an editor about it and I don't need to waste his or her time with a blow by blow of my possible 'sins'.