Jan 052012
 

Regular readers of my Learning to Speak ‘Merican blog will have noticed many proofreading errors over the years. It’s a wonder readers have ever been able to make sense of my books, but fortunately I have always been blessed with good proofreaders.

Via Jeremy Harmer’s google+ page I have come across this video that demonstrates the importance of one of the many valuable services good editors perform. Enjoy!

 Posted by at 2:19 am

  3 Responses to “Editing/Editting”

  1. Gotta love Taylor Mali.

    Worth checking his innovative website as well:

    http://www.taylormali.com/

    Just like here pop by now and again for inspirat.ion

  2. Being a novelist I routinely get roughed up by my glaring typos. As an English teacher- I feel even more guilty about them. But they’re a normal part of the writing process. Self editing is a very tricky business; even when you know what you’re looking for, you still have to develop an eye for it. It takes time. Meanwhile, you mostly feel like Ed Wood Jnr, the Hollywood screenplay writer whose work was notoriously riven with errors. Often, you’re too connected with your own work to see even obvious problems. A friend can help.
    Here’s a mechanical friend called “Autocrit,” an online, confidential editing tool that scans your work and generates combined auto reports that puts whatever you’ve written through a rigorous editorial writers’ style workout. Helps me a lot.

  3. Wow, that sounds handy Angus! Thank you!

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