We like stylebooks and coffee — what else?

My friend and former colleague Joyce Garcia, now at the Chicago Tribune, points us to a blog called Stuff Journalists Like. It’s a sendup of Stuff White People Like, a blog that became a book.

Copy editors will identify with some of the items listed at Stuff Journalists Like, especially stylebooks and coffee. (Both could always be improved, of course.) And I’ve known some copy editors who seem to like dressing differently.

Here is some other stuff that copy editors like:

  • Stories that get to the desk at the budgeted length and before deadline
  • Reasonable headline counts
  • Reliable cutline information from photographers
  • Remembering the days of sizing wheels and pica poles
  • Free pizza

What else do copy editors like?