I've done the technical editing thing, which can be engrossing. Layers of ordinary grammar are supplemented with business rules and government specifications. The editor/writer is expected to perform at an even higher level, adding subject matter expertise gained on the job.
I find myself actively pulling away from the world of order and correctness. Many mistakes do not matter, one can argue.
While researching and reading about the subject of correcting others, I found that Asperger's Syndrome is associated with a constant need to correct others. I am really wondering about that now...
I also came across this article, "Listen Instead of Correcting Others: What We Gain and Give," http://tinybuddha.com/blog/listen-in...gain-and-give/
by*David Munger. Short quote to follow:
"I have a tendency to want to show off what I know, and in the worst cases, correct other people.
Instead of*listening and connecting*I unconsciously try to sell to others an image of myself that I wish to project. Some part of me believes that if people are impressed with me then they’ll like me and be interested in my knowledge and point of view."