During the meeting, I suggested that at least one of us in the office try to accomplish that which our writers are trying to accomplish, seeing as they keep sending us manuscript and we keep having to edit the hell out of it. We needed to figure out if what we were asking was just really hard to do or if we were just better off doing it ourselves since we seem to understand it better.
So I took a sample and worked on it myself and handed it over to my boss this morning. After an hour, she gave it back to me, saying "Either you've totally got it right or we're both wrong." A few minor corrections but otherwise, I slam-dunked that which exactly none of our 12 writers, who are all way better at math and have years more experience than me, could manage to do.