Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A-Z Challenge - Editing, Ect.


     Not too long ago, I read a self-published book with several hundred errors in it. I was appalled that this well-crafted story was not professionally edited. So I dedicated "E" Day to Editing.

     It's an extreme effort to become enthusiastic about editing ones' work. Exhiliaration comes from excavating effective word choices and exciting events and ideas. Writing expressively often eclipses enthusiasm for the elusive editing endeavours that eventually need expanding.

     Eradication of errors are extensively important. No exageration: embarassing efflux needs exclusion.

     Engross your editing skills through exacting exposure of evidence in endless exerpts.



EDITING EXAM: Examine this entire elegant entry for eight editing errors. Can you eliminate them? Answers will be on tomorrow's blog, "F is For Flip-Flop."

9 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

An excellent post, it must have been awful to find so many mistakes,

Hope future books will be mistake free.

Yvonne.

Rosalind Adam said...

When I was a teecher the kids in my klass always used to right ect instead off etc. Its sutch a sillery mistake!!

Jan Morrison said...

I'm all for editing myself, I mean, myself...though come to think of it perhaps the first way is correct. Or right. Or something! I do spend money for someone to edit my novels. I have to!
Jan Morrison

NiaRaie said...

Wow, great use of the letter E. And I don't wanna embarrass you, but you spelled exaggeration wrong ;)

Laura Pauling said...

It's hard but we all have to edit our work the best we can. You spelled exaggeration wrong!

Amy Wood said...

I'm terrible at editing so I couldn't pick out the errors. That is one thing I need to improve on. Enjoyed reading your post!

Jeanne said...

Oh, dear. My post is a little too subtle. There are 8 editing errors to find in it. A couple of people found just one. See if you can find any more. I guess I have to be a bit more bold with them.

Madeleine said...

I have seen a few self published books myself that read like first drafts. There's a salutory tale there somewhere

Exhiliaration
ones'
extensively (should that be used there?)
exageration
embarassing
exerpts

How did I do? :O)

Erin Kane Spock said...

I become embarrassed for the author when I come across repeated errors in a ms.
I have a friend that just started blogging that does not spell check prior to posting. It makes me wince.