In a rare note of public gratitude, a columnist is applauding a copy editor. The Hill‘s departing copy editor Mike Laws has received a glowing review from columnist and blogger Brent Budowksy. Let’s just say Budowksy probably didn’t have to fight too much during the editing process on this one.
The headline says it all, really: “Farewell with standing ovation to Mike Laws, editor par excellence.” Today is Law’s last day as he focuses on a writing program at Johns Hopkins.
An excerpt from the full piece:
As most honest columnists will tell you, we often look upon editors with a wary eye, always worried that our perfect work will be desecrated by forces from above. Having noted this, it a perfect moment to express my respect and admiration for Mike Laws, a talented and extraordinary gentleman and editor I have worked closely with in recent years in my roles as columnist and Pundits Blogger here at The Hill.