November 14th, 2009

You know who could really use a copyeditor? Shakespeare!

Someone had fun imaging what might have happened if an overzealous copyeditor had gotten hold of Shakespeare.

The result begins:
"To be, or not to be: {COMMENT: Weak, confusing opening. Is something missing here? The thought seems unfinished.} that is the question: {COMMENT: Indirect. Why not get right to your main point?} Should I exist?"

To read more of this piece, click here. I just forwarded it to two of my copyeditors.



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For this, Palin needed a co-writer?

From the first paragraph of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue. "I breathed in an autumn bouquet that combined everything small-town America with rugged splashes of the Last Frontier”

"rugged splashes"???

and can you even start to imagine smelling that? What does "everything small town American" smell like? How about "Last Frontier"?

So much for appealing to the senses.



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