I'm presently working through the proofs for my next book. This is usually a frustrating process at best: one's precise, yet manifestly readable and engaging prose is inevitably turned into crap by some copy editor somewhere who very likely knows nothing about one's topic. One learns to live with it. However, this time around, things have gotten really bad. To wit:
Nearly every instance of "according to which" has been changed to "namely,"even in cases where "namely" makes no sense. Example:
Original sentence: Deflationism is the view according to which truth is not a substantive property. The task of the deflationist program is to...
Changed sentence: Deflationism, namely, the view that truth is not a substantive property, has as its task...
My favorite copy-editor mangle thus far is:
The questions of ontology have two main areas naturalists have taken that they might help.