Posted by Phil Andrews
Greg Rothwell is working his final shift today.
Greg has been connected to the editing workflow at the Mercury for many years.
He was hired here as a copyeditor 19 years ago and has been a warm, original, creative, witty and insightful co-worker to all who have shared the oars with him in a newsroom.
Among the many terrific Rothwellisms he unpacked in the Mercury newsroom was the chainsaw noise he made when he would set up to edit the copy of one of our reporters who was almost allergic to having his articles amended and shortened.
Greg also introduced me to several writers. I blame him for my need to read anything by Ian Rankin.
Among other recently-worn professional hats, Greg has also been the most recent lead editor on the Mercury's weekend Books page.
Happy retirement Greg. You will be missed.