These memoirs are also located in the London Imperial War Museum. This must be one of the most interesting non-fiction books I've edited. A young man sat on Biggin Hill in early 1940, watching an attack on the R.A.F. fighter station. As a German bomber spun out, chased by a British Spitfire, Eric knew what … Continue reading The Penguin’s Progress by Eric Merry
Commas are necessary. It is the current trend to eliminate as many as possible but please be careful. Your pets will appreciate it. I am a purist when it comes to grammar. Yes, I adjust my style to reflect my individual clients but... Commas have been getting a bad rap lately. Less is more, they … Continue reading The trend of fewer commas…
Part of the Wicked Earls' Club, this sweet Regency novella is on sale for .99 this week. Editor Sherry really enjoyed editing this clean read. He’s inherited the title of rake. She hides behind her independence... Fate accepts the challenge. Grace Beaumont has seen what love can do to a woman. Her mother sacrificed her … Continue reading Earl of Sunderland by Aubrey Wynne
Ever read the children's book Don't Touch the Button? Here is the adult version! This was funny until I realized I'm getting on a plane in less than a few days. I'm headed to Amsterdam, Belgium, and Germany. Wonder what kind of editing funnies I'll see while I'm on vacation? Back to the point—word placement matters!
Historical romance is one of my favorite genres to edit. This sweet Regency novella by Meredith Bond is set in exotic India. A good Indian girl peeking out from behind her veil. A handsome Englishman determined to find adventure. Two people dare to dream the impossible. Lakshmi Rai has never been your ordinary good Bengali girl. … Continue reading Under the Mango Tree by Meredith Bond
Remember the LITERAL people in your life. Misplaced modifiers can be catastrophic! A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies or describes. Because of the separation, sentences with this error often sound awkward, ridiculous, or confusing. Furthermore, they can be downright illogical. The example above … Continue reading Grammar Giggles From The Editing Hall: Misplaced modifiers