Confessions of the Editor Brigand
By Cori Nicole Smith
Published: January 24, 2013.
Zhanna—a grammarian, compulsive spellchecker, and young copy editor—simmers when her expert redlines are questioned. As her agitation grows, she makes editorial corrections outside the publishing house. The novel chronicles Zhanna’s obsession. She travels from one town to the next, visiting her close-knit group of girlfriends but soon discovering that even a good vacation needs an editor.