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The First Writer and Editor: 'Take out that part?! Are you nuts? How is the stampede scene at the end of the cave going to make sense without it?!'
'It was a last-minute change, but a good one.'
'I heard he was a thesaurus editor.'
"Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy..."
Tags:sin, sins, pride, proud, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, lazy, animal, animals, wildlife, tree, trees, seven deadly, seven, seven deadly sins, seven vices, vice, vices, edit, editing, suit, suits better, suits me, bible, bibles, biblical, spin, spin doctor, comms, public relations, bias, biased
'Done! We're now on Santa's 'nice' list.'
'A-ha, They spelled 'Kloprinol' with a 'c''
Tags:career change, career changes, career, careers, editor, editors, editing, publishing, publisher, publish, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, drugs, drug, production line, production, producing, proofreading, proofread, read, reading, spelling, spell, check, checking, change, changing, changed, close to home
"I publish unfettered on the web."
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, men, man, drinks, drinking, publishers, publish, publishing, internet, web, online, self-publish, self-publishing, brag, bragging, flex, flexing, pride, proud, independent, colleague, colleagues, censorship, editing, editor, editors, freedom, braggart, braggarts
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.'
"… and the last item on the pre-nuptial aggreement is, … he wants final cut on all home videos."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, couple, couples, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, client, clients, legal agreement, legal agreements, prenuptial agreement, prenuptial agreements, prenup, prenups, modern life, terms, coming to an agreement, negotiation, negotiations, negotiating, home video, home videos, editing, final cut, final say, family law, technology, modern life, hollywood, producer, producers, director, directors, film, films, movie, movies
"It's all become so Disneyfied."
Tags:disneyfication, fish, sea, ocean, gentrification, censor, censorship, safe, editing, natural world, environmental destruction, safe entertainment, man made environments, man made environments, mermaid, mermaids, nature, natural world, sellout, sellouts, selling out, sold out, authentic, authenticity, inauthentic, fake, fakes, tourist trap, tourist traps, tourist, tourism, corporate, big corporation, mega corporation
"It needs a lot of editing."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, report, reports, editing, editor, editors, publisher, publishers, publishing house, publishing company, publishing companies, writer, writers, author, authors, literature, book, books, novel, novels, manuscript, manuscripts, draft, drafts, do-over, re-do, document, documents, paper, papers, academia, academic, academics
"It's structured as a set of two parallel stories that no one would ever want to read."
Tags:pitch, pitches, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, writer, writers, author, authors, structure, structures, story structure, story structures, publisher, publishers, publishing, self-doubt, doubt, doubts, nagging doubt, nagging doubts, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, read, reads, readers, readership, readerships, book, books, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, editor, editors, editing, creative, creativity, creative person, creative people, readership, hook, hooks, hooking readers, ratings, bestseller, bestsellers, honest, honesty, brutal honesty, brutally honest
"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)
THE REPORT: Some of this is brilliant, but that can be fixed.
'Can you redo this manuscript, John, and make it less stupid?'
'I see they're having editorial differences upstairs again.'
"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, nsfw, meetings, meeting, inappropriate, inappropriate for work, harassed, harassment
Publisher to writer: 'It was a great read, except I collided with run-on sentences, tripped over broken English and got knocked about by a dangling participle.'
"We're editing our collection of plastic bags."
Tags:relationship, relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, modern life, recycling, reusable, collection, collections, collector, collectors, collecting, bag, bags, plastic bag, plastic bags, shopping bag, shopping bags, grocery bag, grocery bags, editing, parring down, narrowing down, curating, hoard, hoarding, hoarder, hoarders, eco-friendly, environmentally friendly, consumerism, shopping
There's less here than meets the eye.
"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, slaves, sexism, sexist, racism, racist, racists, pithy, concise
Then - 'Oh no did I really say that last night??' Now - 'Edit, delete, delete, edit, edit, delete'