Just how important are the finer nuances of written English anyway? Why does it matter if something is capitalized or if there is a comma in a certain spot or not? Who really cares?
As an adjunct professor of writing skills, I often hear these questions from my students. With the explosion of “text writing” and its abbreviations, acronyms and so forth, many have seemed to lose the art of composing a coherent, correct sentence. What’s worse, in my opinion, is that so few people seem to care.
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Today, I welcome bestselling author Lindsay Downs to my blog to talk about the ultimate professional relationship an author has, the one with an editor.
Yes folks, you read the title right. There’s a new union out there which few in the non-publishing world are aware of. I’m talking about the special relationship between authors and their editors.
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Every author needs an editor. And I’m not saying that because I am one (okay, well maybe I am a little bit). But I truly believe that even those writers who are excellent grammarians (and spellers, punctuation people, etc.) still need to have their work edited. Why is that?
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Welcome to my new blog! I’m Sue Toth, owner of Editing By Sue, and I want to help you with all your editorial needs. I want to help you polish your writing, get your manuscript ready to publish, or polish your academic paper so that you’ll ace it.
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