Writing glitch #39

Today’s glitch:


I’ll give you a hint: all the errors are in the first sentence.

If the name of the collection/group/whatever is the Seven Deadly Sins, why would you capitalize only part of that name? *shakes head* Also, I think that any story in which the Seven Deadly Sins are characters, Hell ought to be treated as proper-noun name. (Perhaps Humanity ought to be capitalized, too, for that old-fashioned feel… and because it refers to humans, collectively, and not to the quality/condition we call humanity — the state of being human or behaving in a way we believe is appropriate for humans.)

Every hundred years, the Seven Deadly Sins meet in Hell for a tournament. The winner earns the right to be humanity’s most prominent sin until the next tournament comes around.


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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