We all make mistakes – even the most skilled and highly experienced editors can drop the ball, lose focus, and not see the wood for the trees (and even mix their metaphors ….). So if you’ve felt that ghastly stomach-churn when you realize too late that you made a glaring error, take heart from Colin Trumbull’s confessional piece in October’s issue of ‘Editorial Office News’ – the official publication of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors. Real professionals take a deep breath, ’fess up, and learn from the experience, no matter how long they’ve been in the business. https://eon.pubpub.org/pub/unnl7mst/release/3