"allow unusual compound words per author style: see Other Terms for a listing of those that have been retained."
Translated: "Let the author have her lameass fucken joinywords so she doesn't write STET all over every goddamned thing, pls, even though you know and I know how pretentious this all looks. *joint editorial eyeroll* kthxbye!"
I love my editor. *g* I love my job.
I also love the "watch" list, which is a list of naughty homonyms that might trip the typesetter and need to be noted, not terms that the author necessarily misuses:
fairy (pretend) / Faerie (real)
And then there's the tricky-terms lists. The gees, for example:
Genius (cap in reference to Patience)
give in to it
God (The Christian God and His personal pronouns)
god, goddess (lc)
go n-ithe an cat thú is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat
I am such a problem child.
And I really, really do love my job. This is so much fun.
Is it normal to get this much of a kick out of a copyedit?