Publishing Jokes:

Jokes at Our Expense   

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 For your amusement, I offer here a bit of publishing humor from a
UC Berkeley
editing instructor.

These jokes also illustrate various roles in publishing.  

 

Q.      How many editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A.      Only one; but first they have to rewire the entire building.

 

Q.      How many managing editors does it take to change a light bulb?

 

A.      You were supposed to have changed that lightbulb last week!

 

Q.      How many art directors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

 

A.      Does it  HAVE to be a lightbulb?


Q.      How many copy editors does it take to change a light bulb?

 

A.      The last time this question was asked, it involved art

directors. Is the difference intentional? Should one or the other instance be changed? It seems inconsistent.

 

Q.      How many proofreaders does it take to change a light bulb?

 

A.      Proofreaders aren’t supposed to change lightbulbs.
           They should just query them.

 

 

Q.      How many writers does it take to change a light bulb?

A.      But why do we have to CHANGE it?

 

            Q.      How many publishers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

       
A.
      Three. One to screw it in, two to hold down the editor.

              

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