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Ha! Thanks for this, Carol. It reminds me of my pet peeve: editors who don't take the time to fully comprehend the e-mails that other colleagues send them. I'm an editor, and I foolishly continue to be shocked each time another editor doesn't read one of my e-mails carefully enough to properly answer the questions I've asked. Grrr.


Oh--and editors who misspell another editor's name. If it's your job to read text closely, you can darn well copy and paste your correspondent's name into your e-mail reply to avoid misspelling it.

Ruth Goring


Daniel Montero

Haha, as a freelancer I know I never really read instructions carefully enough, and now as a managing editor it makes me crazy that people don't read mine!

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