One such copy editor visited my blog and I paid him/her a return visit. I found his/her description of the profession having a truthful but humourous ring to it. This is what he/she said:
Hi. Once a musician, now a copy editor living in Brooklyn, I seek escape from the mind-numbing grind of the job. Copy editing may not pay much, it may be tedious, dull and thankless; the copy editor may get the blame when things go wrong, and none of the credit when they go right; we inspire anger when we point out others’ errors, are threatened with termination when we do not; but let me tell you something about copy editing: Uh … did I mention that it doesn’t pay much? Please join me in my attempt to break the chain (at least for a while) that binds me to the cubicle. Peace. GIP.