RANT: Bad Copy Editor

So I’m working on the copy edits for Wild Ride, and the copy editor is annoying me. For one thing, she loves m-dashes. It’s bad enough that she deletes my ellipses and puts in dashes–they’re not the same thing, okay?– but she also takes out my commas and puts in dashes. Is she INSANE? Then she thinks she knows more about the Army than Bob does, so she keeps putting a lower case “a” on Army, when Ethan is talking about the American Army which is capped. She also keeps crossing out my “as” for her “so,” as in changing “She looked different, not as bouncy,” to “She looked different, not so bouncey.” Bite me. Continue reading