A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 26, 1976

In many ways, the nerve center of TIME's editorial operations is an oblong counter stretching along the east side of the Time & Life Building's 25th floor. We call it the copy desk. Day and night, its staff oversees the movement of TIME stories from writers to senior editors to the managing editor to researchers, logging, typing, reading and routing stories. At week's end a TIME story may have been retyped as many as eight times. Copy-and proofreaders check for errors in spelling, punctuation and syntax.

For the past 29 years, the disciplinarian of...

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