If you’re a copyeditor, don’t make the mistake of buying Ticonderoga checking pencils. Brittle, breaking, light-marking, hard-to-erase . . . Yuck.
What brand do you like? I can usually only find those or Sanford Col-Erase at the stores, and I’m not wild about Col-Erase either (though they’re a far cry better than the Ticonderoga).
I'm a freelance copyeditor specializing in fantasy and science fiction. SF/F novels I have copyedited have been finalists for (and have sometimes won) the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, Endeavour, Golden Spur, John W. Campbell Memorial, Quill, Locus, Philip K. Dick, British Science Fiction, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy awards. In 2007 I became the first and only copyeditor ever short-listed for a World Fantasy Award.