Thought For The Day
Submitted apropos of nothing, of course:
I understand that this is unusual; I understand that copy editors are assigned to search out inconsistency and get rid of it. But you need to understand:
1. I have very good reasons for doing things the way I do them.
2. My name is on the book; the copy editor's name isn't.
3. I know vastly more about the effective use of the English language than the copy editor does.
So ... I don't want any bleeping policies.