How to keep the subs happy and stay in work

Interview A sub-editor can turn your definite front page splash into a three-line item buried in the classifieds; such is their importance. Here, an experienced sub explains how to stay in their good books and on the paper's pay-roll…

"The sub-editor's desk is like the back part of a furniture factory that checks everything is rigid and sturdy before the goods go out to the shop floor,” the sub explains.
“Sometimes stories need a bit of sanding and polishing or a screw or two tightening up before they’re ready to go – sometimes they need to be totally dismantled and put back together again.