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Thanks all

I wish I could get in more often, but the book business is brisk. Editing has been a challenge to all auhors - but now that many (and I mean many) are going the direct route, we must remember that it doesn't exonerate us from the activities that came with traditional publishing. I've been wiritng (and authoring) for over fifty years now and what I leave behind to linger should continue to serve readers best long after I've shuffled off author heaen.

 

Edward C. Patterson

posted by MedicineFlower on March 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM | link to this | reply

Very interesting and informative!

When I read kindle books, I find countless errors, and I blame the process of ... kindlizing them.

As an editor, I feel strongly that it is the writer's responsibility to do their utmost to offer up a clean manuscript, and when this has been diligently done, then I feel less put-upon to fix the basic-skills errors that remain:  a few misplaced commas and hyphens... misspellings... those occasional typos...

Self-editing, then the pro editing,  proofing by in-house readers, and finally, again, by the author--will still leave a few errors unfound.  Nothing is perfect. 

posted by Ciel on March 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM | link to this | reply

Great to read you again! Welcome back!

posted by Amanda__ on March 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM | link to this | reply

Interesting.

posted by Kabu on March 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM | link to this | reply

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