Hate the style, not the stylebook

According to the Associated Press Stylebook, the ever-sacred text that any copy editor worth their salt strictly adheres to, brackets cannot be used as punctuation because “they cannot be transmitted over news wires.”
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Just a copy editor

Someone has to do it, and it’s a pretty damn important job. But I can’t help but wonder: I spend my time editing work rather than composing my own — does that mean I’m somehow lacking in the creativity that writers possess?
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The newspaper’s goalie: delivering on defense

From fourth to 11th grade, I took a fervent, sweaty pride in being the goalkeeper for my school’s soccer team. I grew used to gaining little credit for doing something right but bearing the brunt of the responsibility for doing something wrong.
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