Watching, judging: My job copyediting the Offbeat Empire (and how you can help!)

I've been working as the Offbeat Empire's copyeditor since January 2011. Not many other people get to say that their job description includes making sure that an editor knows the "zombie" baby in a photoshoot is actually a Nightmare Before Christmas reference. Not many other people need to correct the spelling of Cthulhu on an almost-weekly basis. And not many other people have to institute a Style Guide rule for the meme-inspired spelling of "I'mma."

But sometimes, though the perfectionist in me hates to admit it, things slip through the cracks…