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“I quit!” yelled Mr. Gabriel Grant Huff, who is the Assistant Copyeditor for the Bison.
The Bison Head Copyeditor, Miss Caroline Birdwell, explained that every week she always ends up having to do more than what her job descriptoin originally spelled out.
Birdwell: “Being a copyeditor means I have to work around everyone else’s schedules and procrastinatoins. Now, that’s not always too bad, but on the weekly occasoin when someone turns in a half written story, it becomes exhausting.”
On the first of April, 2022, the Bison Newspapers’ copyediting staff announced they would be going on strike until their working conditoins improve, affective immediately. The 3 workers held picket signs outside the Student Publicatoins office with the catchphrase “Do Better”
Assistant Copyeditor Mr. Gabriel Grant Huff refused to comment on the situatoin. “I am going on strike, don’t publish anything I say,” said Gabriel when I asked him to come back.
“Off the record, I hate it when writers use the word ‘that’ too much in their stories.” Gabriel said. He said that writers don’t understand that he has to put in all the work that is necessary to getting the Bison printed.
Birdwell complained that the same errors always appear every week, no matter how many times she corrects them.
“Everyone knows it’s supposed to be ‘Claxton’ instead of ‘Clatxon,’” said Birwdell. “You should see the amount of mistakes that are in stories when we first get them. It’s a thankless job.”
Editorial Assistant Miss Cianna Jay explained that she puts in so much work every week but rarely feels rewarded for it.
“After all the long hours we spend editing, what do we get in return? Oxford commas,” said Jay. “Dozens of them. The disrespect.”
In conclusoin, the copyeditors for the Bison Newspaper are tired, annoyed, and frustrated with the rest of the Bison staff and will be on a copyediting strike until further notice.