With this in mind, I express sincere appreciation to Editorial Page Editor Mike Ryan and the editorial staff of this newspaper for making a hard job look easy. Your selecting and correcting and simultaneously respecting the intent of dozens of writers daily amounts to a job well done. While recognized for your analytical and grammatical proficiency, your attention to detail and your unbiased parity, seldom are you credited for saving writers from themselves when their abilities to convey or express fall a bit short. The word, phrase or sentence you delete or alter can prove paramount for readers and contributors.
Your diligence conveys the writers’ essence. Thank you.