Tag Archives: editing

A bored Weaver is a dangerous Weaver: ‘nother idjit/bad “editor” gets their red-penning red-penned.

What can I say? Someone posted a link on a writing forum, and I clicked on the link, and then I was appalled by the bad punctuation on a freelance editor’s web page… And if you’re been following my blog … Continue reading

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The “explanation” mark…

I just read a blog post on why not to use exclamation marks in fiction. The thing is, that blogger called it an explanation mark over and over again (ten times), so it’s not a typo — this idjit thinks … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he’s just happy to take a break from editing.

More than one hundred thirty thousand words in eight days… My brain hurts. I’ve finished the first round of copyediting on this novel, though, and sent my comments to the author so we can figure out solutions to a few … Continue reading

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A birthday both real and ficitonal, plus mini-rants about science and grammar.

Birthday: Y’know how I always say something about birthdays of my “imaginary friends”? Well, tomorrow (June 1) is Hrothgar Tebrey’s birthday. Also his author’s birthday, although obviously they weren’t born in the same year. Or on the same planet. Science … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be an Editor…

One of the authors I work with (J.R. Handley, who writes military sci-fi) asked me to write a post on how an aspiring fiction editor can know if he or she is ready to go pro… This post contains some … Continue reading

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link: “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”

You may want to save it for after you read today’s “Writing Glitch” post, giving your brain a moment to warm up, so to speak, but here’s a mild-mannered and scholarly (but not too scholarly or too mild-mannered) rant against … Continue reading

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“Grammer Dont Matter”?

(This post could have been titled “Sometimes, he has to tell someone off for being deliberately, unspeakably stupid.”) Warning: contains metaphors, sarcasm, and cussing. Also contains logic. Read at your own risk. I find it both disheartening and immensely annoying … Continue reading

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