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One who proofreads instead of edits and won’t go the extra mile to clear the shit in the writer’s manuscript other than correcting some typos and glaring grammatical mistakes—a fake “word doctor” who does the bare minimum to avoid getting fired.
By the type of queries targeted at his author, Jeff is unmistakably a minimalist editor, whose days are numbered, as his publisher is looking for some cheap, obedient “foreign talent” from Bangalore to replace him.
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by MathPlus June 16, 2018
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