The Copyeditor’s Tale

Ever since my company published that book with the secret codes in it, people ask me if the books I work on have similar codes. They want to get a jump on the public, I guess. I tell them my job is not about secret codes. It’s making sure, for example, that the names of characters are consistent throughout the manuscript, and that words are spelled correctly. That sort of thing. My inquisitors listen to what I say, obviously looking for some hidden meaning. I tell them they’re wasting their time. After all, okopt byzult helf yt senque jux medhilayum.

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