Copy editors head the list of people receiving thanks from Colbert I. King, The Washington Post's deputy editorial page editor as he bids farewell.
To wit: Copy editors. They are to writers what automobile mechanics are to NASCAR. We simply can't do it without them. Take away copy editors, and we're stuck at our desktops. The list of names I have to thank is long. Space won't allow it. Each person, suffice it to say, was of the first rank, will never be forgotten and will always be appreciated.