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Bookstore updates for a new year
After a year of neglect (caused while moving our offices, as described in this previous post), the-freelance-editor is excited to announce updates to the-freelance-editor’s bookstore for writers and readers—and those updates include the addition of several new titles, in fact scores of them! As listed on the destination page for our little shop, we’ve tried…
Revising draft documents in Microsoft Word
Revising draft documents in Microsoft Word—especially after a substantive review by the-freelance-editor—can seem daunting, especially at first glance! With stricken text, redlined and highlighted suggestions, queries and notes in the margin to explain and guide changes, your “hilited” (to signify the text is highlighted with suggested changes) file can appear particularly so; the “acpted” (with…
Quotes, Thoughts, and Such
I transcribed this quote from a story, “New podcast asks whether the classic novel Jane Eyre is relevant for readers today,” that ran on NPR’s All Things Considered, December 9, 2021. During the story, author Marlon James was asked about removing classic literature from today’s curriculum and censorship of books considered to be “classics”; this…
There Is; There Are: editorial pet peeves
originally posted August 11, 2021; no text revisions to date— I am fairly sure that we all have our little pet peeves—favorite irritants, like people who just assume they can venture up to the front of a line; double-bay and triple-wide baby carriages that stretch across entire sidewalks; or cars that coast through (at a…
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