Tony Brown oversees the copy editing crew as part of the nightside production desk. He joined the paper in 1985 as a copy editor. Prior to that he worked in various roles as reporter, columnist and page designer at newspapers in Texas and New York. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism/Biology from Indiana University and attained Journeymen Pressman certification, state of Kentucky, prior to his jump to journalism. You might ask, what is the role of a nightside copy editor? The last line of defense against errors.