Misplaced commas and egregious spelling errors got you down? As a member of the copy desk, you’ll get to satisfy your urge to rid the world of bad grammar.
Copy editors are responsible for keeping the newspaper clear, consistent and correct. Armed with a fine-toothed comb for spelling, grammar and Associated Press style, the copy desk is also the last line of defense against libel. Other responsibilities include writing captions for photos and creating punchy headlines — it never gets old seeing yours on the front page. No prior knowledge of AP style is required.