Tag: style


I’ve seen it. You’ve seen it. We’ve all seen it. That glaring grammatical error in that über popular novel we couldn’t wait to get our hands on. And we’ve thought to ourselves, “Man, why didn’t the editor catch that?!?! That should have been—” And that’s where I’m going to stop the train. First and foremost, everyone knows there are a lot of rules when it...

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Articles / On Editing

Divas on Editing: Line Editing When I saw that I was writing an article about line editing, I laughed out loud. And then I panicked. Line editing has been a sort of abstract concept to me, something in the periphery that I never quite understood. For me, editing started out as a very definitive exercise; my first editing experience was beta reading for a friend, and...

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Articles / On Writing

We’ve all seen the following review: the editing in this story was terrible. When I read these types of reviews, I often wonder just what part of the editing was supposedly bad. Was it the substance of the story that was badly edited? Was the story a nightmare of grammatical issues? Was the story overrun with typos or formatting errors? Or were there issues with...

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