Monday, April 12, 2010

A Demand Studios funny

Most of the copy editors at Demand Studios are smart, talented folk. Really. Don't believe all those Web sites out there that slam them.

But you should believe the rumors that there are certain editors for the site that aren't up to snuff. There aren't many, but there are some. When I run into one of them, I usually abandon the rewrite request. It just isn't worth it; you can't please one of these "special case" editors.

I ran into a funny copy editor situation just this morning at Demand Studios. The editor approved my story, a thrilling one on parking lot laws, but also left me this slightly scolding comment: "A little rough in some places. You'll be find with some more proofing."

Why don't you proof that sentence and tell me how "find" that copy editor is?


  1. Demand Studios editors are assholes. The lot of 'em. All assholes. Haven't met nastier editors in my whole life.

  2. Some of the editors there don't seem to know what they're doing. I imagine, though, that DS editors have to deal with some truly terrible writing. The site isn't exactly set up to create good journalism.

  3. I'm sure you're right - I'm sure that the CEs get edgy when they have to edit articles written by shitty writers. Still, it's no excuse for their rude behavior.

    I could go on and on about the CEs over there. It's like they think they're going to win some sort of prize for being the most disparaging. Who knows, maybe there IS a contest - who can be the most arrogant, smug editor this week?