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"Peons of Praise"--The Author Said That

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 11:55 am
I found this sentence rather interesting:
I am an Editor/Ghostwriter and excepted his offer
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 09:06 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I found this sentence rather interesting:
I am an Editor/Ghostwriter and excepted his offer


Not even a little surprised, edgar. I see this kind of thing all the time--from writers when I'm editing, and from editors when I'm proofreading.

The woild is going to hell in a handcart.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2009 10:45 pm
@Roberta,
My spelling and expression is going downhill rapidly.


I see so much bad spelling that I am beginning to have to think about whether I am hear or they're.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 04:19 am
Deb, Your all ways hear, accept when your their.

As for your expression, I see no decline. Are tic you lit as all ways.
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 04:56 am
@Roberta,
Nah.....its all but gone....life has lossed it's pleasure's.



farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 04:59 am
@dlowan,
For tune itly Im cernsestint immy posts. DOAN worry, be heppy.
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 05:15 am
@farmerman,
YULE be the deaf off me.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 08:35 am

My son painted a picture of "Fingle's Cave".

(Fingal)
Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 01:39 pm
@McTag,
McTag wrote:


My son painted a picture of "Fingle's Cave".

(Fingal)


Artistic license?
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 30 Sep, 2009 01:53 pm
@edgarblythe,
What? I've excepted several apologies in my lifetime.
Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 06:00 am
I'm currently editing a book that is not very good. Each chapter was written by a different author. Lots of stuff is missing (artwork and tables, mostly).

I started a new chapter. The chapter is there, but where the name of the author of the chapter should go, it says TK (to come).

The chapter is written. How can they not know who wrote it?

Help, thud.

I decided to take the rest of the day off.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 06:33 am
@Roberta,
I wonder who edited the Stephen King book "Under the DOme". It had not a few really dumb spelling errers. It appeared that I typed the finel drafft.
Is there any value to a book with final errors that apparently escaped their crack editing crew? SHould I highlight them in yellow and try tosell it on E-bay.?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2010 06:45 am
@roger,
Have ya decepted any?
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 03:59 am
". . . initiate a three-hundred-and-sixty degree turn of the Washingot, and we'll begin the long journey home."

I found this classic on page 2 of Anne McCaffrey's The Tower and the Hive. I'll probably move on to page 3, once I get past the shock.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 04:51 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:


Some geographic doozies.

Among the South American countries, Mexico... (Did they move it?)

Czechoslovenia (Where?)

Columbia (a very common mistake)

Chili (oy)

And my favorite: ...the former British colony, England.


I encountered another geographic doozy.

Somebody referred to the country of Hungry. At least there was a capital aitch. Sigh.

Hey, Roger. What's a Washingot? I'm usually good at figuring these out, but I need more context. Could this be Washington? Doesn't really fit the rest of the sentence.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2010 05:36 am
Washingot - resident of Washington, perhaps?
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 01:51 am
I just started editing a book. Chapter 1, page 3. Here's the quote:

fall by the waist side each year

Help!
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 01:57 am
@Roberta,
I imagine it was my own typo. Some sort of space ship. Space ships don't make u-turns, and if they did, 360 degrees would be full circle, leaving it headed exactly where it was before making the turn.
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:03 am
Page 4:

becoming either overly conservative or overlay aggressive

HELP!
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:03 am
@roger,
letter from son's year 10 school advisor today

'repour'

instantly

bye



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