Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday

I've said it before, and I'm saying it again today. It's not an editor's "job" to correct a writer's poor grammar and punctuation. They do it because, obviously, they're not going to publish a book without proper editing. (Well, we hope they're not, anyway.) But do you want your editor's time spent adding/deleting commas and changing misspelled words? Or do you want him/her focused on the story itself, making sure it flows and has a consistent storyline?

Learn the mechanics of good writing. Then when you break the rules, at least you know you're breaking them.

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