Someday, I Will Copyedit The Great American Novel

I won’t be stuck standardizing verb tenses in business documents my whole life. One day, I will copyedit the Great American Novel. “Sure,” you say, “along with every other detail-oriented grammarian in the country.” Yes, I know how many idealistic young people dream of taking a manuscript that captures the spirit of 21st-century America and removing all of its grammatical and semantic errors. But how many of them know to…