4 Responses to “Editing tip of the day #5”

  1. Dana Marie Bell September 28, 2007 at 11:24 AM #

    Ow. I’d hate to get a rejection for that. I’d rather get one for having it suck than “You don’t know how to use a spell-checker?”

    I have friends who read my stuff (even if the one complains about reading “girl-porn”); one who tells me whether or not it’s any good (female), one who checks my grammer (Mr. Girl-Porn), and one who if he doesn’t gets to sleep on the couch. :muahaha:

  2. Shannon Stacey September 28, 2007 at 11:48 AM #

    Ooh, am I on the list? I want to be naughty. :whip2:

  3. Angeleque Ford September 28, 2007 at 10:38 PM #

    As hard as I try there always seems to be at least one or two grammatical faux pas that slip though, no matter how much my CPs, beta reader/reviewer and myself go over it. Sometimes I think it’s a case of seeing it too much.

    But if the manuscript is ripe with grammar problems and errors there’s no excuse for that, imo.

  4. Mechele Armstrong September 30, 2007 at 8:02 AM #

    Angelique, I’m in your boat. No matter how many times I read through the story, there’s always something that escapes me. And if it’s right after I’ve written it, I know I’m too close to it. I can’t see small typos or grammar issues.

    I’m with Dana in that I wouldn’t want to get a rejection based on that.

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