My August Campaign & Elections Magazine column, which appears on p. 50, contains the following sentence:
This will permit campaigns to map social networks and target alpha members of discreet groups, knowing that the campaign’s message will filter down.
Of course, that should be “discrete,” not “discreet.” I don’t advocate charting secret groups, only individual ones. An overzealous copyeditor changed the word, making me look like somebody who lacks a proper grasp of the English language. Let it be known: I English good.