On Writing

Word Crimes

I am first and foremost a writer. I just happen to be a writer who also edits other writers’ work. What does that mean? Well, it means I’m a bit of a maverick in the editing world, more of a rule breaker rather than a strict rule enforcer. I make and suggest changes only for clarity of meaning, consistency, improving the flow of your writing, and enriching the story because I respect your voice as an author. Your text should sound like you, not me. I might get annoyed if you refuse to use spellcheck, but if you break some random grammar rule because it sounds better to do so, I’ll be the last person to call up the grammar police. I believe that some rules were made to be broken.

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