Guardian copy editor (aka subeditor) Charlotte Baxter details the evolution of her job, and what it was like when she first started:

I was taught to subedit by a wonderful bunch of male, middle-aged reprobates who worked on the news pages of a national newspaper, one of whom helpfully advised me that nobody liked subs. They certainly had their idiosyncrasies. Turning up to work I'd often find one lying on the floor attempting something almost but not quite entirely unlike yoga, a slight whiff of whisky in the air.