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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.'
"Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a tiny room, looking out at a world that's passing me by. . ."
Tags:screen, screens, screenwriter, screenwriters, editor, editors, editing, writer, writers, empathy, empathising, empathizing, sympathy, sympathetic, sympathize, sympathise, empathize, emotion, emotions, scene, scenes, tv director, tv directors, surveillance van, surveillance vans, spy, spies, perspective, perspectives, job dissatisfaction, career path
"Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy..."
'Done! We're now on Santa's 'nice' list.'
'A-ha, They spelled 'Kloprinol' with a 'c''
"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.'
"Would you be upset if we marked it as humor?"
'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
"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
"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
"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
God's editor prepares for a tough convo
Tags:god, gods, editor, editors, edited, edit, editing, edits, storyline, storylines, tough conversation, tough conversations, tough convo, convo, convos, go off the rails, going off the rails, go off the rails, gone off the rails, went off the rails, writer, writers, written, write, writes, author, authors, 2020
"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, meetings, meeting, inappropriate, inappropriate for work, harassed, harassment