Forwarded (with permission) from the EAC listserv. -----Original Message----- Hello fellow copy editors, If your morale needs a boost, beg, borrow, or buy a copy of the latest (Nov 2006) _Quill & Quire_. Its closing column, "The Last Word," written this month by author Lawrence Scanlan and headed"In praise of sticklers," is a joyful celebration of the copy editors he has worked with. The most recent was EAC's own Shaun Oakey. Of him, Scanlan says, "I wrote in my acknowledgements that he was 'right so often I wanted to punch him.' What I really meant is that I wanted to _hug_him --- for saving me, again and again and again." I've worked with Shaun and know he deserves every word of that praise. I hope he's framed it. L. d'A.