Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[process] Nothing like a copy edit to make you feel stupid

This here is a pretty good copy edit. I can tell because it makes me feel dumb. As in, "I wrote that? And said this!?" More to the point, many booboos have been caught.

I have once more been reminded that I am apparently congenitally unable to properly manage the [that|which] distinction. Likewise [further|farther]. I also apparently spent 700 pages in love with the word "tiny". "Paging Dr. Freud to the women's wear department, a slip is showing." Not to mention the usual tyops around omitted words, stray determiners and conjunctions, strange geographical transpositions and whatnot.

Good thing I'm not a confectionist prefecturist perfectionist! Back to the page mines.
Tags: escapement, personal, process, writing
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