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"Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy..."
'Done! We're now on Santa's 'nice' list.'
"Sorry Santa, I DO want to go to school."
Tags:christmas, christmas list, list, lists, wish list, wish lists, christmas wish list, xmas, xmas list, santa, santa claus, dear santa, change, changes, alteration, alterations, edit, edits, change, changes, school, go to school, going to school, lockdown, lockdowns, miss, misses, missing, school friend, school friends, school closure, school closures, closed
Gramma Police: 'Will work four food.'
'I hope you don't mind, but I used the computer to remove all those age spots and that hideous mole you have.'
"Chaucer on lyne thrie."
"Sorry, but your personal life story just isn't very original."
Tags:autobiography, autobiographies, autobiographical account, autobiographical accounts, personal, life story, life stories, life, lives, lived, own life, unoriginal, original, boring, bored, bore, bores, monotonous, monotony, dull, unimaginative, unvaried, colourless, writer, writers, authors, authors, publisher, publishers, publishing house, publishing houses, editor, editors, editing, edited, edit, edits, sales
Writer with punctuation spray.
"The smile is courtesy of Photoshop."
Tags:smile, smiles, smiled, smiling, photo, photography, photographer, photographic material, photographic materials, photo editing software, photo editing, photo editor, photo editors, photo manipulation, photo manipulating, photos, edited, editing, edit, edits, grump, grumpy, grouch, grouchy, angry, fake, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, bitter man, bitter relationships, assume, pretend, pretending, faking it, faux relationships
"Whatever you do, please don't edit yourself."
Tags:edit, editing yourself, date, dates, self-censor, self-censorship, self-censored, self censor, self censorship, self censored, self edit, self-edit, self-editing, self editing, first date, first dates, love life, getting to know each over, small talk, small-talk, personality type, personality types
"I like it - it's wonderfully editable."
Tags:language, books, writing, editor, editors, publisher, publishers, publishing, publishing house, publishing houses, edit, edits, editing, writer, writers, author, authors, novel, novels, manuscript, manuscripts, promising, potential, show potential, shows potential, showing potential, rough draft, rough drafts, draft, drafts, first draft, first drafts, professional writer, professional writers, mankoff
Princess and the Pea (before revision)
"Can you put more nudity in this?"
Tags:writing, proof, proofs, proofreading, proofread, proofreader, clients, clueless clients, client, memo, memos, memorandum, memorandums, minutes, notes, notation, note, office, water cooler, water coolers, watercooler, author, authors, editor, editing, editorial, edit, edits, entertainment, entertaining, bored, boredom, workplace, work place, work, working, business, dull, boring, liven up, bored, not safe for work, meetings, meeting, inappropriate, inappropriate for work, harassed, harassment
"Damn long-winded Jefferson."
Tags:declaration, editor, editing, edit, editors, independence, america, american, american history, founding fathers, founding father, jefferson, constitution, founding, racism, women, woman, rights, right, class, rich, poor, equal, men, equality, law, laws, history, slavery, sexist, racism, pithy, concise
Then - 'Oh no did I really say that last night??' Now - 'Edit, delete, delete, edit, edit, delete'
'I wasn't chewing it. I was editing it.'
'As editor, your first job will be to rewrite your resume.'
"We believe that in a former life she was an editor."
Tags:household, pets, cats, furniture, reincarnation, editors, beat generation, beatniks, hippies, punks, past life, past lives, former life, former lives, editor, reincarnate, reincarnated, critic, critics, critique, critiques, harsh, cat, cats, cat lover, cat lovers, cat owner, cat owners, edit, edits, editing
"Mind if I tweak it?"
Tags:moses, ten commandments, god, revisions, tweak, edit, editors, editing, edits, revise, revises, revising, tweaks, tweaking, wisdom, almighty god, god, god the father, tablet, tablets, rule, rules, ruler, rulers, mount sinai, bible story, bible stories, biblical story, biblical law, biblical laws, know better, knows better, knowing better, arrogant, arrogance, pride, mankoff
'I was an amateur 'wordsmith'. Then I turned semi-pronoun.'
"Writing is... rewriting."
"Can you rewrite this in 3-D?"
Tags:manager, managers, management, supervisor, supervisors, editor, edit, edits, editing, editors, agent, agents, claim, claims, request, unreasonable, unreasonable requests, unreasonable request, publishing, publisher, publishers, writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, poem, poet, poetry, poets, poetic, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, culture, cultured, writer's block, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, critic, trend, trends, trending, trendy, 3d, 3-d
Brexit vs. the editor.
Tags:editor, editors, edit, edits, writer, writers, author, authors, novelist, novelists, book, books, novels, novels, beginning middle and end, story arch, ending, no end in sight, structure, lack of structure, brexit, theresa may, british prime minister, uk politics, modern politics, brexit negotiations, brexit negotiation
'Celebrity autobiography editing'
"Must you blue-pencil everything I say?"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, married, married life, marriage, couple, couples, married couple, edit, editing, editting, copy-edit, copy-editing, copy-editting, blue pencil, blue-pencil, correct, correcting, correction, corrections, patronize, patronise, patronizing, patronising