Subediting is the fine, thankless art that makes the magazines and newspapers you read actually readable.
It’s fitting text according to layout, correcting spellings and grammar, and generally making sure you’re not printing stuff that’s liable to get your publication in the firing line.
It’s a process that requires tact and encyclopaedic knowledge as much as speed and judgement. But it can also be tiring, and losing focus is the last thing you need when you’re subbing. Continue reading