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I always doubt my own grammar and punctuation skil...

2007-07-21T01:17:00.000-04:00

I always doubt my own grammar and punctuation skills, but I'm trying my best to ensure that I get it right as much as possible.

I think the author needs to be responsible for his/her own masterpiece and then the editor is there to ensure that everything else flows. I don't think the editor should be too much of a proofreader. The author should take extra care that by the time the manuscript reaches the editor, it is as good as ready to be published. Just my thoughts...



Totally off topic -- but you left a comment on Mir...

2007-07-19T15:04:00.000-04:00

Totally off topic -- but you left a comment on Mir's blog ". . . spend all day making my special Brazilian hot dogs in a lovely sauce of onions, tomatoes, peppers and garlic . . .". It sounds yummy! Will you share the recipe?

Meanwhile, I'm going to check out your blogs.

Thanks.



I think it's the author's responsibility. After al...

2007-07-18T00:10:00.000-04:00

I think it's the author's responsibility. After all, it is his/her work and they should take some pride in it. Everyone else is just a back-up.



Frankly, in answer to your question, it's the resp...

2007-07-17T21:18:00.000-04:00

Frankly, in answer to your question, it's the responsibility of both. I think it's the author's job to go through and present the cleanest manuscript possible. But, it's a well known fact (I think) that when you've been with a manuscript long enough, even going over it with a fine toothed comb, so to speak, might not help. An author might sometimes even know what he/she meant, and read it that way. A trick of the eye. That's where the copy editor comes in. They will be looking at the manuscript with a totally fresh eye, and they should catch what the author did not.

Anyway, that's my take on it. :)



Hmmmmm I'd say some responsibility lies with each ...

2007-07-17T17:57:00.000-04:00

Hmmmmm I'd say some responsibility lies with each of those listed. But it seems to me that if you have an editor their job should be to edit, otherwise why would you need or pay them? Both the author and publisher include an editor for the purpose of catching the things that need corrected in my opinion so I'd lay the lion's share with them. If you ever have the time/interest, I'd love to see what you think of my husband's shorts and novel to compare with other feedback.

Hugs,
Holly



I have lousy grammar skills... but if you are atte...

2007-07-17T16:42:00.000-04:00

I have lousy grammar skills... but if you are attempting at writing a book one should probably brush up on the basics... I think both are responsible. I mean, the publisher is selling a product. If you don't check the quality of the product before you put it on the shelves , you're bound to have some issues.



I'll admit, I'm not a genius when it comes to comm...

2007-07-17T16:21:00.000-04:00

I'll admit, I'm not a genius when it comes to commas. I probably make mistakes with those! But I'm a stickler for the correct use of homophones.
You may enjoy my post:
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Interesting post! I'm always a stickler for prope...

2007-07-17T16:12:00.000-04:00

Interesting post! I'm always a stickler for proper spellings and punctuations and I'm often surprised at what I see in published works!