Without them, nothing would ever be finished.
The DELETE key
The indispensable tool.
Garner’s Modern American Usage
Informed prescriptivism to keep the peeververein at bay.
Liberating us from rubbish we were taught in English class.
Smart people keeping us apprised of developments in language we need to know.
Because you can say things about writers to fellow editors that you cannot say to writers.
They are so wonderfully editable.
Sine qua non.