Being an editor has its pleasures. One of the things that makes me happiest about editing is seeing authors expressing enthusiastic pleasure when we buy their stories.
And I'm particularly tickled when an author sends us a very staid professional "Thank you for buying my story" email, and then I stop by their online journal and they're going SQUEEEEE!
I hope this won't make anyone self-conscious, and I hope it won't change anyone's behavior in any direction. I just thought it was worth commenting on.
Okay, so partly I just like seeing people go SQUEEEEE! But I especially like it if I had something to do with it.