Guardian copy editor details evolution of job in digital era

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.

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman ( is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.


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