Thoughts on Editing...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
It's nice to be of help to someone in that way...
especially when I'm being asked for it. I know I'll need help like that... I've already had some people read my book and tell me spots where things aren't working, or point out little errors to me... which I love! Because it helps the story, anything that can be fixed, should be. And especially if more than one person is telling me that something feels weird, it's a good sign to me that I ought to make big changes.
I've never really been an English nut, and there are some grammar rules I couldn't care less about... but when it comes to the basics, I think I have a pretty good grip on what makes a story flow.
If you're in the middle of a really great kissing scene, and a word is misspelled, or missing?
That's how I feel about that.
So hey, if you are writing something and need an editor, I promise I'll do the best I can and I won't charge your right arm for doing it... I'll look for little typo's, and let you know when I think something doesn't fit, or isn't explained well, or sounds weird... I'm not a pro, but I have good taste. And that helps.
And if you're not writing something, then just comment below and tell me you think it's cool that I can now say "Mother, Wife, Music Teacher, indi-Writer, AND indi-Editor."
Red Pens and Hi-lighters,
Which bothers you more - little typo's, or inconsistencies (i.e. holes in the story, or something that contradicts something else)?
Wife of one, Mommy of 1.5, Writer of much. I also sing, dance, and occasionally tell very dumb jokes... watch out.