Okay, let's get to the point. I'm a copy editor for months now. I edit scientific journals six days a week. Then, one day, the authors of one random article decided to acknowledge me and put a section exclusively for me. It's the 'Acknowledgments' section, saying that they are thankful for duly editing their article. So, I'm just like freaking out!!!
Many senior copy editors (98%) in my company have been working their for years, they could have edited thousands of articles and not get acknowledged by the authors. And here I am, a newbie, getting the luck. Well, I bet I should start hitting the lottery.
How many of you know that the book, magazine, journal, or novel that you are reading was actually edited by a copyeditor? Yeah, we are like the shadow workers. I'm a copyeditor and my neighbors don't know what that is. They know doctor, teacher, lawyer, accountant, policeman, etc. But hey, they got no idea what a copyeditor is. Oh wait, they have an idea, they thought a copyeditor is a call center agent (though I want to try it someday) because I graduated Communication Arts.
The point is, (almost) nobody knows that we actually exist. So getting my name printed on a certain book/journal is totally big deal for me. It's like a doctor having a successful operation or a lawyer who won a case. Yeah, big deal! FOR ME!