Writing Glitch #455

Today’s second glitch:

Because the words function as a single adjective, hyphenate all-female.

Spell out first

Either change the comma after mission to a period or add and before they.

An all-female crew is picked for the first Mars mission, and they all come back pregnant.

(It’s a bad idea for a story, in my opinion, but it is the sort of thing Hollywood loves for a “science fiction” horror film or whatever. *shrug* Also, the example says only that these women are picked for the mission to Mars; it doesn’t say they go.)

 

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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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One Response to Writing Glitch #455

  1. It’s kind of funny as a self-contained micro-story.

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