In my experience, proof readers tend to be rather calm individuals, going about their work in an unruffled, dignified manner. Proof readers are rarely confrontational in temperament, because proofreading by its very nature requires a serene and reflective approach. So, it was rare for me, as an Operations Manager supervising, amongst other people, proof readers, to have to intervene in any kind of serious dispute.
Except when it came to hyphens. ·
Karl-Werner Witte, and Karl-Theo Geussen. Ganzheitliches, regelbasiertes Verfügbarkeitsmanagement von Produktionssystemen VeraPro, volume 2 of Verfügbarkeit von Produktionssystemen als Dienstleistung, chapter 9, Apprimus, Aachen, (2009)
Charalampos Nikolaou, and Manolis Koubarakis. Web Reasoning and Rule Systems: 7th International Conference, RR 2013, Mannheim, Germany, volume 7994 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Berlin, (2013)